By: Sandra Piddock
Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals, and the way that society deals with and responds to the problem. It's a social science which can encompass and incorporate many disciplines, including psychological studies, law, history and anthropology. Since ancient times, prominent thinkers have...
By: Ali Weetly
It has only been in the past two centuries that laboratories have been used to research the reasons behind psychological problems in patience. For years, those who suffered from psychological problems were subjected to cruel taunts and accusations. Many people who had any mental health...
By: Sarah Cagle
Dr. John B. Watson was born on January 9, 1878 and died on September 25, 1958. This famous scientist and pioneer in the field of Psychology grew up in South Carolina. He started Furman University when he was sixteen years old. Five years later he...
By: Olivia Kay
One school of thought of criminology is the conflict theory. The conflict theory is centered around the idea that people commit crimes because of underlying social and economic issues. For example, people steal food from a store because they or members of their family are...
By: Sandra Piddock
Classical criminology is the term applied to the theories on crime and punishment espoused by 18th century European Enlightenment thinkers such as Cesare Beccaria (1738 - 1794) and Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832). They believed that crime arose from social conditions; criminals were made, not...
By: Jennifer Boyd
A criminologist is someone who studies crime and criminal behaviors in an attempt to understand the methodology behind the people who commit the crimes and why they feel compelled to do so. A criminologist in essence will analyze criminal behavior and the methods employed during...
By: Jennifer Boyd
A criminologist makes a study of behavioral patterns that they can use to profile criminals and that help law enforcement and private organizations in possibly narrowing a suspect field. There are several ways that this information may be collected and this does not necessarily have...
By: Jennifer Boyd
In 1929 the International Association of the Chiefs of Police requested that a national database for reliable crime statistics be made available. In 1930 the FBI was designated to collect, publish and archive these statistics and today the Uniform Crime Report has spread to include...
By: David Thackston
While there is much debate regarding this subject, it is statistically accurate that individuals who are released from prison after a lengthy period of time, return to a life of crime rather quickly. In many cases their inability to get hired does have something to...
By: Olivia Kay
Case studies are very important qualitative, descriptive research tools that used in many areas of social science including psychology and sociology. They provide a way to take a close, in-depth look at a particular individual or a particular group of people. They take a look...

 

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