Assignment #4 - Jasmine Holloway Dr.Dotter CJ 505 Theories of Crime and Delinquency Reading Assignment#4 Chapter 3 The Positivist School 1 Fully

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Jasmine HollowaySeptember 20, 2013Dr.DotterCJ 505: Theories of Crime and DelinquencyReading Assignment #4Chapter 3: The Positivist School1.Fully discuss the positivist school of criminology. Include the following points: the importance Lombroso as the “father” of the school; the assumptions about society, crime,and punishment (especially the emphases on determinism and treatment/rehabilitation. As discussed in the previous chapter on the “Classical School” it was believed that a crime was self driven behavior and in some cases the person can be “fixed” by given a punishment to match the crime. An Italian physician by the name of Cesare Lombroso argued against this “Classical School” theory, and tookthe scientific route to support his theory. With the “Positivist School” once knownas “The Modern School”, Lombroso believed that crime was caused by features within the individual. For example individuals with tattoos, large jaws, high cheekbones etc were subject to commit some sort of crime. Lombroso and other Italian

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