Classical and Positive School of Criminology
"According to Beccaria and Jeremy Bantham, and English philospther, human nature is characterized by three central features: 1) People are not bound by original sin but have freedom of choice; 2) people are rational and are capable of using reason to govern their lives; and 3) people are motivated to pursue their own self-interests at the expense of others." (Empey pg. 113) They believed that people are …show more content…
In classical theories there really is no hope for lowering the delinquency rates. Once again the classical school believes that:
· All people are guided by free will.
· All behavior is guided by hedonism.
· All crime is the result of free will and hedonism.
· All punishment should fit the offense.
· Bad people are nothing more than the result of bad laws.
If bad laws are the reason for people breaking laws than people will continue to break laws.
Lowering delinquency rates is definitely obtainable but many things need to happen. Some things that should be done is first off keeping kids in school. If kids are busy with school then they will not have near enough time to get in to trouble. After school activities are also a good way to keep kids from