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How does theoretical elaboration differ from theoretical integration?
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  • Theoretical elaboration-an approach to theory building that entails extending existing theory by considering what new variables might be added for a more complete explanation
    • Realize greater levels of explanation and predictability of crime through linking and fusing the most salient features of independent theories
    • Requires neither the introduction of totally new ideas nor the resolution of differences across theories
    • Extend and specify a theory
  • Theoretical integration - an approach to a theory building that incorporates key elements of two or more existing theories
    • More focused on specific concepts being regrouped or absorbed under a larger concept
    • Marks the development toward a more comprehensive framework wherein a broader range of crime and deviance can be related to fundamental causal components


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