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Kierra Cooper CJ 505 5/20/2019 Question: 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. 1. According to research, positivist school of criminology in the late nineteenth century focused on some of the principles on which the classical school was based began to be challenged by the emergent positivist school in criminology, led primarily by three Italian thinkers: Cesare Lombroso, Enrico Ferri, and Raffaele Garofalo. It is at this point that the term ‘criminology’ first emerged, both in the work of Italian Raffaele Garofalo (criminologia) in 1885 and in the work of French anthropologist Paul Topinard (criminologie) around the same time. Positivist criminology assumes that criminal behavior has its own distinct set of characteristics. As a result, most criminological

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