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Consequences

  • Jason Warr
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Abstract

This brief chapter is concerned with a brief exploration of what some of the possible consequences would be for explicitly adopting this form of causal reasoning into criminological theorising. As such, the chapter revisits the four problems identified in  Chap. 2 and explains how the INUS model either avoids or overcomes these problems. This will also involve a brief examination of the problem posed by the Rosenthal Effect (researcher bias) in scientific research and theory construction.

Keywords

Bias INUS Reasoning Rosenthal Theorising 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason Warr
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  1. 1.University of LincolnLincolnUnited Kingdom

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