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Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Review: Biological/Physiological Explanations

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Western University
Sociology 2259
Pamela Cushing

Chapter 5 ReviewThis was the Time of the Emergence of y Positivism social world can be studied using the same methods as the natural sciencesbeing objective valuefree controlled experiments removed observation techniques o Developed because there was a problem with the classical era and how they studied devianceo Didnt lend itself to describing deviant behaviour in terms of mental illness etc that was outside of the persons control y Scientific explanations of crime and deviance y Biological Determinism Biological factors determine human behaviour not just deviant behaviour but all behaviour is determined through biological determinismo Out of your control born a criminal or noty Yet another paradigm shift from the Classical EraDemonic Classical Positivist Time of Dominance 14001700 17001800 18001900 Conception of Deviance Evil Violation of social contract Pathology constitutional crime inferiority sickness Explanation Moral weakness Free will hedonism Biological determinism possession temptation symptoms of constitutional faults Remedies Exo
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