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    What are the two most common criminology perspectives?

    Do Canadian criminologists impact legislation or the criminal justice system? Give examples.

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    Criminology: Criminology Perspectives

    Criminologists in Canada approach their field from different perspectives. Two such approaches are as follows:

    1. Traditional theories locate the source of deviant behaviour in factors such as personality, family structures, CULTURE, social disorganization and differences in opportunity. This "consensus" perspective argues that rules for living are shared by all; therefore it is the behaviour of those who violate the rules that deserves attention.

    2. "Conflict" criminologists hold that deviant behaviour cannot be studied ...

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    This solution discusses what the two most common criminology perspectives are in Canada. It also discusses if Canadian criminologists impact legislation or the criminal justice system. Examples are provided.