Explore BrainMass
Share

Positivism and Classical schools of criminology

Analyzed the utility of traditional theories of crime in explaining both white-collar and blue-collar crime.
•Which of the two types of crimes—white-collar and blue-collar—are more detrimental to our society? Why? What possible problems can each of these crime types cause to its victims and to the society as a whole?

•Which of the two types of crimes—white-collar or blue-collar—can be more easily explained through use of theory? Why?

How are differential association, anomie, strain, and subculture theories different from each other? Are these theories positivist or classical in nature? Why? Are these theories microlevel or macrolevel? Why?

•What type of policies would positivist and classical ideologists support for white-collar criminals?
Use references cite sources

Solution Preview

Analyzed the utility of traditional theories of crime in explaining both white-collar and blue-collar crime.
•Which of the two types of crimes—white-collar and blue-collar—are more detrimental to our society? Why? What possible problems can each of these crime types cause to its victims and to the society as a whole?

White collar crime is more detrimental because it impacts the entire economy and erodes trust in the criminal justice system. The white collar criminals are typically not given sentences and are able to hire the best lawyers and seemingly receive preferential treatment as a result of their positions in society while blue collar criminals receive sentences for petty crimes that are far less ...

Solution Summary

Positivism and Classical schools of criminology is examined. The utility of traditional theories of crime in explaining both white-collar and blue-collar crime.

$2.19