Positive Criminology

Positive Criminology

by Michael Gottfredson, Travis Hirschi
     
 

The philosophy of positivism of criminology — the belief in a scientific approach to the study of crime — has been widely challenged. In Positive Criminology leading proponents respond to the criticisms and assert the validity and value of the positivist paradigm. They define modern positive criminology and discuss important criminological issues from a

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The philosophy of positivism of criminology — the belief in a scientific approach to the study of crime — has been widely challenged. In Positive Criminology leading proponents respond to the criticisms and assert the validity and value of the positivist paradigm. They define modern positive criminology and discuss important criminological issues from a positivistic perspective. The contributions demonstrate the value of this paradigm for understanding crime and solving the problems it presents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803929111
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/01/1987
Pages:
202

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