عنوان مقاله [English]
The theory of rational choice in the criminal sciences, which we refer to in this article as “criminal rationality”, as a meta-narrative, has extended the problem of computation to all criminals in a way that has always considered the crime prevention and response strategy to increases the cost of committing the crime. Today, due to the inefficiency of deterrence-based approaches, there is also much doubt about its fundamental assumption, namely rational choice theory. Despite these doubts, it seems that the core of rational choice theory is still tied to the logic of criminal legislation in many legal systems, and that it is the theory that guides the crime control policies. In this critical article, with critical approach, we seek to explain the limitations and challenges of rational choice theory in the criminal sciences and focus on violent crime to further the discussion. The field of violent crime Although it is itself the primary target of policies and programs derived from rational choice theory, it can well represent the limitations and challenges of this theory. The result is a rigorous and comprehensive critique of the “common perception” of rational choice theory in the re-reading of “common crime control policies”. It is in the light of this critique and understanding of the limitations and challenges that new readings of this theory are made possible.