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Examine Classical theory and Psychological Positivism and explore their influence on the modern criminal justice system. Why do you think these theories were so influential throughout the 20th and 21st century? What are their limitations? In your answer, you should briefly explain the central tenets of each theory. Please focus especially on their long-term impact on the contemporary criminal justice system and our understandings of both crime and offenders.

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N.p., 2008. Web. 20 Apr. 2015. Examine Classical theory and Psychological Positivism and explore their influence on the modern criminal justice system. Why do you think these theories were so influential throughout the 20th and 21st century What are their limitations In your answer, you should briefly explain the central tenets of each theory. Please focus especially on their long-term impact on the contemporary criminal justice system and our understandings of both crime and offenders. Crime within human civilizations are commonly defined by the society in which it occurred, thus the field of criminology as study of crime can be ultimately interpreted as the study of society. Criminology investigates the explanations and causes of crime, emphasising on the reasoning behind criminal offenses or/and deviant behaviours, focusing mainly around three factors: individua...
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