As we move in the final chapters of our text, we are presented with most contemporary views on crime and criminality. Of these views, much attention has been paid to Routine Activities and Biosocial perspectives. Interestingly enough, they both contain elements of Classical thought and have even been referred to as a part of the Neo-Classical paradigm
Please address one of the followong:
• Do these contemporary perspectives have more in common with the Classical or Positivist schools? Why?
• Does the Routine Activities theory push blame to the victim? Is a good way to describe crime?
• How influential is one's biology? How about one's environment? Is either one a bigger 'risk factor' for deviancy?