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The Many Theories of Criminal BehaviorArianna BryantCJ 505: Theories of Crime and DelinquencyAssignment IIGrambling State University February 12, 2018
The 19th-century Positivist School sought scientific proof that was caused by features within the individual. Positivist School argued that crime was not a rationally reasoned behavior that could be deterred and controlled by punishment. Cesare Lombroso is the father of Positivist School, because he was the first scientist to prove that criminal activity was something someone inherited and can be identified by physical attributes. Lombroso states, “The Positivist School of penal jurisprudence maintains that the antisocial tendencies of the criminal are the result of his orher physical and physic organization, which differs essentially from that of normal individuals” (Lombroso, 1968). The Positivist School used primarily micro level analysis. The Classical School stated that people are active agents with free will. Positivist School focused on the cause of crime suggests that people are passive and controlled. Also, that criminal behavior is forced onpeople biological and environmental. Lombroso main concerned was the causes of crime. Race and crime is the origin of crime. Lombroso suggests, “that race is an important factor in crime in view of the atavistic origin of crime.” He stated that more primitive races or tribes are given to crime and that the predominance of crime in certain countries certainly is due to race” (Lombroso, 1968). Density population and crime occurs when a certain density of population has

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