Classical and Neo-Classical Criminology. Kelly Cheeseman Dial AJ 325. The Backdrop of Classical Criminology. The prior church regime/demonology Challenge of the aristocracy and reign of church Began to examine human nature and social conditions
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Kelly Cheeseman Dial
When it cannot prevent a crime, to convince the offender to commit a less serious one.
To prevent all
To prevent a crime
as cheaply as possible.
To ensure that a criminal
uses no more force than
is necessary.Four Utilitarian Objectives of Punishment
General Deterrence commit a less serious one.
Depends on fear of penalties
Convincing potential offenders that the potential pain outweighs the potential benefits
Focuses on the individual offender
Convince him/her not to repeat their criminal behaviorDeterrence
Criminals tend to commit a less serious one.
overestimate the money they receive
Criminals believe there
is no choice, legitimate
work is not available.
Criminals are overly
optimistic about getting
away with each
Research indicates that crime pays
relatively little. Then why do so many
criminals continue to commit crime?
*theory assumes this will always be
1950 commit a less serious one.
Women stayed at home
Social activities are more home based
What would people steal?
Many women work outside of home
Social activities are more often away from home
What would people steal?What are our modern day Routine activities vs. 1950?