Positivism

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  • Created on: 06-03-17 15:35
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  • Positivism
    • Quetelet's finding of consistent crime stats (1826-29)
    • Crime a result of how society is organised
    • Isolating and searching for the causes of law breaking.
    • Eliminated the idea of free will
    • Punishment replaced by treatment
    • Sought to discover the causes of crime
    • Focus on the criminal behaviour instead of criminal law
    • Natural science methods

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