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Surname 1 Name of student Professor Course ID Date Crime and society The development of the two theoretical approaches has helped mitigate crime in society. Both approaches to criminology have been useful in development of modern approaches to dealing with crime. The idea of the two methods (classical and positivism) was to help create sufficient strategies to stop deviant behavior in be most dangerous parts of the society. However, classical approach based its explanation from the criminal code available in the western civilizations. It has helped provide laws that preserve individual dignity of criminals. This brought down the use of retribution without an actual conviction by the legal justice courts. In contrast, positivism criminology applies science to understanding the techniques used in controlling crime. This observed the sociology, psychological, and biological aspect of criminal behavior (White et al., 10-14). Positivism provides an understanding of the mental/psychological influences that contribute to growth of crime. The idea of the criminal
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