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Lecture 5

Week 5 Crime

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SOC 1500
J.Bruce Morton

ththWeek 5Biological and Psychological Theories of Crime February 79 2012New Rights Policyincrease on resourcesfocusing on the victimclassical thinking and economically rational approachPositive SchoolBiological PositivismCeseare Lombroso 18361909POSITIVISMThe application of the scientific method to the study of the human condition OGrady 201174th Classical school had a monopoly on crime until the later part of the 19 centuryProposed that crime is NOT rationally reasoned behaviour but is a result of inborn abnormalitiesPositivist CriminologyPeople are NOT equal they are differentcould demonstrate biological or psychological factors that make them a criminalFocus of analysis is on the nature and characteristics of the OFFENDER rather than on the criminal act The positivist approach is directed towards the treatment vs punishment of offenders Therefore indeterminate sentencesSolution to crime is less about treatment and m
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