By Gerardus Petrus Hoefnagels
Didactically, a textbook of criminology should still begin initially. the training procedure, additionally an emotional approach, starts in criminology with the thoughts, perspectives, feelings, attitudes and concepts we have now concerning crime and criminals. Exploration of those underlying components is without doubt one of the goals of the current ebook. we will loose our considering basically by way of being conscious of the importance of our personal emotions and techniques a few phenomenon like crime. 'That is the elemental challenge confronting us. In scien tific considering implicit postulates as to the sensus communis, except famous and 1 neutralized, develop into idols.' The struggle opposed to crime is one instance of such an idol. Crimes and criminals exist purely by means of advantage of reactions to convinced different types of be havior. consequently this e-book will start via studying the reactions of society to crime. Criminology is essentially a technological know-how of others than offenders. during this feel I invert criminology. The heritage of criminology isn't quite a bit a heritage of offenders, 2 as a background of the reactions of these in power.
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G. T. Kempe, 'De dader en zijn daad', Ned. Tijdschrift voor Criminologic, 1st yr, no. 1. 2. G. P. Hoefnagels, 'Anderen dan daders', Deventer 1966. 3. E. H. Sutherland and D. R. Cressey have included in their definition 'the processes of making laws, of breaking laws and of reacting toward the breaking of laws .. , Philadelphia 1960, p. 3. 4. For crime as designated behavior, see Chapter III. 5. Except in case of self-defense and in certain cases when catching an offender red-handed. 6. P. Vrij in 'Ter effening, Verzamelde geschriften', p.
J. A. Van Spanje, 'Over de criminogene mens' (an unpublished paper). e. we relegate him to a different frame of reference. We undergo a reaction of distance, but also discover that our initial knowledge of K. was superficial. c. Our attitude* becomes ambivalent and so the manner in which we acquire our knowledge becomes ambivalent too. In this case the ambivalence can be characterized by switching between reactions of distance and closeness. d. The man in the story who seeks to learn more about K.
This is the opinion of the chiefs of police, for to date there has not been any exact research with regard to the effectiveness of this campaign. Plans are being made for more campaigns of this kind. At any rate, here too, the response was prior to criminal law. The response to crime may also come after criminal law: how does the penalty affect the offender (criminal psychology) and society (criminal sociology, in particular the sociology of criminal law)? These are factual questions. Another factual question is the relationship between offender and environment, before and after his offense, but even more before and after he fell afoul of the law as a result of his behavior.