Bernard, Thomas J. Snipes, Jeffrey B. Gerould, Alexander L.
Volds Theoretical Criminology, first published in 1958, was the first book of its kind and is considered the standard text in criminological theory by just about every measure. Because of this book, Vold is a household name amongst criminologists. Each theory is presented accurately and comprehensively within its historical context. Relevant empirical research is reviewed and assessed, and research issues related to theory testing are also discussed.