CRIM - 200 Chapter 2.docx - Sam Hines CRIM – 200 Criminological Theory 1 Criteria that characterize a good theory a Parsimony i Does the theory

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Sam Hines CRIM – 200 Criminological Theory 1. Criteria that characterize a good theory a. Parsimony i. Does the theory explain crime in a simple way? ii. What every aspect of law enforcement and corrections does b. Scope i. How much does it attempt to explain? ii. How broad is the explanation? c. Logical consistency i. Does it make sense? d. Testability i. Can we test the information given? 1. If not, it becomes an opinion e. Policy implications i. Influenced law enforcement Determining Causality 1. Three criteria a. Temporal ordering i. Trying to predict that X is going to cause Y b. Covariation or correlation
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i. Correlation between people with no education & crime, people with education & crime, and people who were uneducated becoming educated c. Accounting for spuriousness i. Several people who don’t have an education that are not criminal Chapter 2 Classical School of Thought Pre-Classical Perspectives of Crime and Punishment 2. People believed that criminal activity was caused by supernatural or religious factors 3. Punishment during the Middle Ages a. Beheading b. Torture c. Burning alive at the stake d. Drowning e. Stoning f. Quartering The Age of Enlightenment 1. Thomas Hobbes a. Leviathan (1651) b. All human beings are rational and therefore have free will
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