The utility of parsimony in explaining crime
What is it about?
Theoretical and empirical parsimony are important to explanations of crime. Explanations of state-corporate crime have been quite complex and non-parsimonious, and that complexity makes those theories empirically nonfalsifable. We argue for parsimonious, empirically testable theories of state corporate crime.
Why is it important?
Explanations of state-corporate crime are complex and are based on ill-advised methods of theory construction. It is important to address this issue so that theories of state-corporate crime can be tested. In doing so, greater appeal of these theories will emerge and the use of those approaches may become more visible to a general criminological audience.
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