Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Applying complexity theoryWhole systems approaches to criminal justice and social work$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Aaron Pycroft and Clemens Bartollas

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447311409

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447311409.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Thirteen Constituting the system: radical developments in post-Newtonian society

Thirteen Constituting the system: radical developments in post-Newtonian society

Chapter:
(p.269) Thirteen Constituting the system: radical developments in post-Newtonian society
Source:
Applying complexity theory
Author(s):

Clemens Bartollas

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447311409.003.0014

In Chapter Thirteen, Bartollas examines the limits of our knowledge by exploring the possibility of quantum mechanics, especially the Copenhagen Interpretation, to develop a paradigm shift in criminological theory and practice. The argument is made that positivism’s causation model (cause and effect) is unable to explain the complexity of the multidimensional nature of human behaviour. In contrast, it is postulated that quantum mechanics’ theory is better able to understand the emergence and persistence of delinquent and criminal behaviours. It is also postulated that religious beliefs have a role to play in post-positivism generally and quantum mechanics in particular.

Keywords:   quantum mechanics, Copenhagen Interpretation, criminological theory, causation model, human behaviour, delinquent, criminal

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.