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Reza Barmaki

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Scientific Approach to World and The Problem of Order Criminology The scientific approach to the study of crime and deviance Forms of behaviour Science Methodic investigation Rule-bound: o Data collection o Hypothesis testing o Formulating theory What are other approaches? How is a scientific approach different from them? Religious Approach (pre-scientificunscientific) Premises of all religions: o A. There are supernatural forces Beyond ordinary human powers o B. Controlintervene natural and social processes o C. This can be direct or indirect through humans or animals o D. Some for good and some for bad Crimedeviance The First Murder: Cain kills Abel Why humans commit evil acts (crime)? o 1. Influenced by evil forces o 2. Their own nature:
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