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Journal 3 - Dr. Khondaker Juvenile Justice System Journal...

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Dr. Khondaker Juvenile Justice System Journal Entry 3 1. Jeremy Bentham and Cesare Beccaria are the creators of the idea of Classical criminology. Bentham and Beccaria “viewed humans as rational creatures who were willing to surrender enough liberty to the state so that society could establish rules and sanctions for the preservation of the social order” (Bartollas, 2008, p.66). They believed that offenders should receive punishment instead of treatment. Beccaria believed that punishment should be public, direct and required. He said that the swiftness of punishment will deter others from trying to commit the crime; it does not matter the severity as long as it is certain punishment. “Juveniles who commit serious crimes or continue to break the law are presumed to deserve punishment rather than treatment, because the possess free will and know what they are doing” (Bartollas, 2008, p.68). The balanced and restorative justice model is closely associated with Classical criminology. This model says that says that juveniles have free will and know what they are doing. This matches exactly to Bentham and Beccaria’s theory. The difference between the balanced and restorative justice model and Classical criminology is that the balanced and
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