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Classical or Positive School: Distinguishing between Governing Principles of Law

Summary: Discussion of relevance of Classical School and Positivist Schools of criminology in present day society.
Law, as we know it today, is the summation of primary principles from the past and present. Early law practices, known as Classical School principles, have laid the foundation for today's society. However, the present day system is no longer referred to as "classical." Over time, criminologists have altered, improved, and molded early ideas into a more practical and complete model. This refined version has come to be known as the Positive School. This transformation from classical vision to positivist vision in law has occurred due to changing views about "mankind" by influential people within the law system. The classical interpretation of mankind was one of `rationality'; the expectation existed that he would act in a manner that would avoid punishment (Sacco & Kennedy, 2002). Influential classical figures including people such as Cesare Beccaria and Jeremy Bentham viewed humans as hedonistic . With time however, people like Cesare Lombroso began to...

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