Lecture 3 - Modern Criminology and Ancient Crime, Part 2

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Lecture 3 modern criminology and ancient crime, part 2 y search for criminological explanation continued : 3. people commit crime because other people are better off, feel deprived and want what others have. deprived of what they have the right to have. men expected to fight back and women are not. social expectations of gender y unmanly not to fight someone when they are threatening you. In the oresteia y answers why it is orestes, not electra who killed. Clytaemestra and aegisthus: electra, as a woman, is supposed to accept her circumstance instead of fight it; orestes as a man is supposed to fight it y clytaemestra acts more masculine in killing. Agamemnon, goes against gender roles y clytaemestra killing agamemnon judged as right because it goes against nomos (social expectation and law) and orestes killing clytaemestra was right: can read the oresteia as an ancient criminological theory from.

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