The Classical School of Criminology & Its Influence Today


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Why would you not expect a punishment for a crime in contemporary America to be excessive or unreasonable?

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1. When did the classical school of criminology originate?

2. What do we call the idea that people seek pleasure and avoid pain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Classical criminology is the foundation of all modern justice systems, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the history and vocabulary related to this concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following:

  • Term for the study of crime and punishment
  • Origin of the classical school of criminology
  • Concept of pleasure-seeking/pain-avoidance
  • Key tenants of the classical school of criminology
  • Impact of the classical school on modern justice systems

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related criminal justice lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the origins of the classical school of criminology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the central tenants of the classical school of criminology

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled The Classical School of Criminology & Its Influence Today. With this lesson, you are able to:

  • Learn the origins and history of classical criminology
  • Know and apply vocabulary terms
  • Understand the cultural impact this school of thought has had on modern justice