Enrico Ferri was a prominent figure in the early development of the field of criminology. The school of thought that he developed, which came to be known as positivism, sought to identify and address the social, economic and environmental factors that contributed to the emergence of criminal and antisocial behavior in some people. The three lectures in this volume bring together many of Ferri's most influential ideas and theories.
Italian criminologist Enrico Ferri was one of the first in his field to focus on the social and economic causes of criminal behavior. His unique approach came about in part as a result of Ferri's own staunch support of socialism. In this compelling analysis, Ferri connects the dots between socialism and its applications and value in the sciences.
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