Theorizing Across Multiple Units of Analysis

Throughout this course, we have examined criminological theories that work primarily at one unit of

analysis (for instance, micro or macro). Developmental theories intentionally try to bridge this gap and

incorporate multiple levels of analysis. The goal of this discussion is to think about how well these theories

accomplish that goal.

Developmental theories emphasize interactions among micro- and macro-level factors.

Choose one of the developmental theories and explain how it bridges multiple levels of analysis. Support

your explanation with your own example(s).

Analyze how well your chosen theory accounts for micro- and macro-level factors.