Wednesday, February 8, 2017

August Comte and the Positivist Theory

Since the beginning of period society has always dealt with the issues of umbrage whether it was murder, rape, theft, etc. As the solid ground continued to modernize legion(predicate) scientist began to create theories on why they believed offense occurred. One highly popular theory was the positive Theory. The positively charged theory was chiefly proposed by August Comte in the mid 1800s. It localiseed primarily on the use of empirical, or scientific investigation for the good of society. Three basic principles keister the theory were measurement, objectivity, and causality. How criminologist viewed it focused on a few different key points though.\nCriminologist emphasized that as positivistics they had to have a consensus worldview. masking the theory as a deterministic model, and having faith in the scientific model it was ground on. Criminological positivists wanted to focus on the criminal instrumentalist rather than the act. They also believed in rehabilitation rather than punishment when using this approach to crime. Applying the scientific method, discovering and diagnosing the sickness, and treating the individual or individuals were the key components of this theory in relation to crime.\nBefore the positivist theory came to be thither were several precursors that helped with the outgrowth of the model. uranology helped relate human manner to the alignment of the stars, phrenology helped determine how intelligence operation related to the size and reach of the skull, and several other precursors helped with the development of the new positivist theory. The positivist theory could be hitch into three different categories biologic its largest part, sociological, and psychological. Multiple scientists from Ernest Hooton, William Sheldon, and Robert Dugsdale studied biological positivism. Robert Dugsdale proposed that crime was hereditary; William Sheldon proposed that crime and problems at youth were connected, and Ernest Hooton p roposed that personal inferiority and c...

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