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    Classical and Positivist Schools of Criminology

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    Describe the basic elements of the classical and positive schools of criminology.
    Be sure to identify when each school emerged.
    Describe the contributions of Cesare Beccaria and Cesare Lombroso.
    Who is the "father of criminology"?

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    Describe the basic elements of the Classical and Positive Schools of Criminology. Be sure to identify when each school emerged. Describe the contributions of Cesare Beccaria and Cesare Lombroso.

    The classical school of criminology came about in the mid 18th century as prisons and many legal reforms were beginning to emerge. It was based on utilitarian principles. As a result, it focused on dealing with punishment for crimes as a societal issue that needed to benefit society as ...

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    This 287 word solution explains the basic elements of the classical and positivists school of criminology, discusses their pioneers and histories, their moral bases, and their influences on today's society. The answers specifically focus on the work of Cesare Beccaria and Cesare Lombroso.

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