The Classical and Positivist Schools of Criminology

LOOKING FOR EXPLANATIONS OF CRIME

Supernatural Explanations of Crime

Demonology

Evil and Immorality

THE CLASSICAL SCHOOL OF CRIMINOLOGY

The Enlightenment

The Social Contract

Cesare Beccaria

Jeremy Bentham

THE POSITIVIST SCHOOL OF CRIMINOLOGY

NEOCLASSICAL CRIMINOLOGY

Deterrence Theory Reconsidered

Rational Choice Theory

Routine Activities Theory

SUMMARY