Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences

Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Criminological Theory, 7th edition, by J. Robert Lilly, Francis T. Cullen, and Richard A. Ball. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

Offering a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime, Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences moves readers beyond a commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. The Seventh Edition of the authors’ clear, accessible, and thoroughly revised text covers traditional and contemporary theory within a larger sociological and historical context. It includes new sources that assess the empirical status of the major theories, as well as updated coverage of crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory. 


We gratefully acknowledge J. Robert Lilly, Francis T. Cullen, and Richard A. Ball for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Cheryl Lero Jonson of Xavier University for creating the ancillaries on this site.