By: Brynn Bowery
The problems with regard to the UK prison-system are far-reaching. There has not been any formalized, structural improvement in the system for the last twenty years. When improvements have been made they have lacked vision. The civil service remains highly inflexible with regard to changing...
An overview of Cumming and Henry's social disengagement theory
By: Erin M. Ritz
Social Disengagement Theory was formulated in the early 1960’s by social scientists Elaine Cumming and William Henry. They published their influential work, “Growing Old,” in 1961. “Growing Old” was based on a study conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago...
By: Catherine Loeffler
Readjusting Attitudes: Havighurst’s Activity TheoryIf you were told of a remarkable theory proposing that older people who stay active tend to achieve greater satisfaction, besides living longer lives, it would be a good guess that you would agree, except about the remarkable part. It&rsquo...
By: Michael Totten
The disengagement theory of aging is a controversial psychological model which explains why withdrawal from society is natural and inevitable as a person grows older. It was developed by Elaine Cumming and William Earl Henry in the 1961 book "Growing Old." Social withdrawal The...
Cesare Lombroso and his influence on criminology
By: Colette Georgii
Cesare Lombroso is known as the "Father of Criminology" or the "Father of Modern Criminology;" also the "founder of criminal anthropology." Cesare Lombroso took a positivist approach to the study of crime and criminology. Lombroso researched crime among individuals who had committed crimes...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Cesare Lombroso, the founder of Italian School of Positivist Criminology, was an Italian professor, physician, author, psychiatrist and criminologist. He became world-famous for his work in the field of characterology (relation between mental and physical characteristics). Lombroso believed that crime was a characteristic trait of...
What is a criminal?
By: Greg Kensington
A criminal is someone who acts contrary to a society’s social, moral or legal code, in essence breaks the rules. When considering what may be held as a criminal act and call those that act in this way a criminal, society in which this...
Organized crime vs individual crime
By: MD Wilson
Organized Crime and the Social Institution Organized crime has many illegal and legitimate businesses. Organized crime can be seen as a social institution. Organized crime possesses a chain of command with leadership and specific rules governing the organization. Empirical and speculative theories are in...
The difference between descriptive and mathematical statistics
By: Peter Flom
Descriptive statistics describe a sample or a population. Mathematical statistics is a branch of mathematics involving the development of the theory of statistics. Left out of this dichotomy is inferential statistics, which is about inferring from a sample to a population. What is a population...
Are nature connecting therapies new age or scientific?
By: Christyl Rivers
All over the world, increased connection by Internet and modern transport has connected people from vastly different traditions to share cultural values. In the “New Age”, peoples world-wide have been both honored and exploited, often by westerners, for the value of their close to...

 

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