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Unformatted text preview: Classical Criminology • Classical Criminological principles first adopted in the French Penal Code of 1791 • No just recourse for people committing the same crimes under very different social circumstances Neo-Classical Modification • Premeditation • Mitigating Circumstances • Insanity: the Daniel McNaughton case o (1843) Policy Implications? • Punishment must be (just) severe enough to convince deviants that: o Crime does not pay Convincing potential deviant that they will be punished Punishing deviants so severely that won’t become deviant again o They are better off choosing conventional, not criminal, means to satisfy their needs Incapacitation Strategies • Attempt to reduce crime rates by denying motivated offenders the opportunity to commit crime • Are premised on the notion that one cannot commit crime if not is incarcerated • Typically involve lengthy, tough, mandatory sentences...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course SOC 1113 taught by Professor Webb during the Fall '06 term at Oklahoma State.
- Fall '06