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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 2700
Professor
Scott Brandon
Semester
Fall

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Date: September10th/2013 SOC 2700: History of crime, part 1(fall 2013) 1. Three Types of Crime Explanations:  external forces:  nature (weather, thunder, hail, storm),  cosmology(individual, external),  demonology (bad things happen to good people, evil eye, witch craft  internal causes:  behaviour problem? Individuals "psychological problems"  People who historically believe internal biological component or imbalance  group association:  crime from relationships with other people( gangs, bad single parent) 2. The objective-subjective debate  Objective: behaviour is real  Subjective: behaviour is constructed 3. The classical school of Criminology(1680-1800)  Tied to the enlightenment period  Role of Hedonism
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