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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 2700
Professor
Scott Brandon
Semester
Winter

Description
Jan 202012History of Crime Part 2 Positivist School1 The Positivist School of CriminologyEarly goalsprediction of crime measure crime through stats and observationsRise of statistics using statistical data to determine behaviourAugust Comte 17981857 o Grandfather of sociology o Saw society as an organism could adapt to environments evolve over period of time biologyFounder of sociology a sciencePrediction of behaviour is the goalInfluenced by evolutionary theory Darwin o Evolution of societybiological and social evolution o Rural society evolution of cities2 Emile Durkheim 18581917Rejects biology and psychologySocial facts are explained by social factsEx How does society affect rising suicide rates why do people commit suicide o Going and collecting data to prove theoriesTwo solidarities mechanical premodern and organic modern o SolidarityStage of development in society rural vs urban o Mec
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