Criminology: Discipline or Interdiscipline
Association for Interdisciplinary Studies
In its modern form Criminology has had over one hundred years to assume a truly interdisciplinary nature, yet the dominant approach remains discipline-based. However, as the field of Criminology has evolved, the dominant discipline has shifted from medicine and psychology to sociology. The general rejection by sociologists of contributions from other fields seems based not only on normal disciplinary chauvinism, but also on a strongly held normative view that social conditions are more responsible for crime than innate individual differences.
Binder, Arnold. "Criminology: Discipline or Interdiscipline?." Issues in Integrative Studies 5 (1987): 41-67.