Classical Vs Classical Criminology

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Abstract
In today’s society, in Missouri, we view dealing with crime in two types of criminology: Classical criminology and contemporary criminology. Both are still used today to study and see which is better for dealing with crime and criminals. Philosopher Cesare Beccaria developed and was credited with, rational classical criminology, which raises the question, “if you were caught by the police while shoplifting, would you be more afraid of: receiving punishment or a formal sanction from authorities? Or would you be more afraid of receiving punishment from an informal sanction from friends, family and the surrounding community. Do these sanctions work better in theory or application? If you were caught in the urban areas (city) vs. being
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