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Unformatted text preview: Mental and physical degeneracy is the cause of crime. Biological and mental traits make some people more crime-prone. These traits are present at birth. At the core, we have specific body types. Sheldon attributed personality traits to body type/shape. Constitutional theories come out of positivism->A direct challenge to the “free will” thinking of the classical school. Criminal behavior’s imposed on people due to biological and environmental conditions (determinism). Criminal behaviors are outside of people’s controls....
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- Winter '09
- William Sheldon, Constitutional Theories, Behavioral tendencies Somatotypes, body types. Sheldon