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NCJ Number: 50007 Find in a Library
Title: PRESENT AND TRADITIONAL ASPECTS OF THE BIOMEDICAL INVESTIGATION OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
Journal: IMESC (INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL MEDICINE AND CRIMINOLOGY OF SAO PAULO  Volume:2  Issue:6  Dated:(SEPTEMBEROCTOBER 1977)  Pages:BRAZIL)/BOLETIM OFICAL,P 2-7
Author(s): L C MORA
Corporate Author: IMESC (Institute of Social Medicine and Criminology of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Brazil
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: IMESC (Institute of Social Medicine and Criminology of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Format: News/Media
Language: Spanish
Country: Brazil
Annotation: HOW BIOMEDICINE HAS CHANGED AND SHOULD FURTHER CHANGE CRIMINOLOGY IS DISCUSSED.
Abstract: BIOLOGICAL PROBLEMS MAY BE ROOTED IN THE PRENATAL OR INFANT STAGES OF LIFE, BUT MAY NOT MANIFEST THEMSELVES UNTIL ADOLESCENCE, YOUTH, OR ADULTHOOD. DESPITE SUCH OBSERVATIONS, SEVERAL COUNTRIES ARE ABANDONING CLASSICAL CRIMINOLOGY WHICH IS BASED ON THE BIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND SOCIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, FOR SO-CALLED CRIMINAL POLITICS. THIS MAY BE DUE MOSTLY TO A LACK OF RESEARCH INITIATIVE OR TO A LACK OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR FURTHER RESEARCH. THE CONCEPT OF CRIMINAL POLITICS IS GAINING MOMENTUM BY CHANGING THE CONCEPT OF CRIME TO A CONCEPT OF POLITICAL, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC PHENOMENA, AND BY DECRIMINALIZING SOME CRIMES, WHICH MAY CREATE INCONSISTENCY FROM ONE SOCIETY TO ANOTHER. CRIMINOLOGY AS A DESCRIPTIVE AND ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE WITH A BIOPSYCHOLOGICAL ORIENTATION MUST EVOLVE INTO A SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DISCIPLINE WITH ANALYTICAL AND DYNAMIC TENDENCIES. CRIME AS A NATURAL PROCESS OF THE SOCIOPOLITICAL EVOLUTION MUST BE STUDIED FOR THE SURVIVAL AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOCIETY. THE PENAL SYSTEM SHOULD BE NOT RETRIBUTION, SOCIAL DEFENSE, OR SIMPLY REHABILITATION, BUT RATHER SOCIAL JUSTICE. RESEARCH SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON THE STUDY OF BEHAVIOR AND ITS DEVIATIONS. NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN WHY BEHAVIOR DEVIATES AND WHAT CRIMES ENSUE BECAUSE OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR. EVENTUALLY, THESE DEVIATIONS SHOULD BE CURED THROUGH INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION WITH THE HELP OF PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY. A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND TABLES ARE INCLUDED. --IN SPANISH. (INL)
Index Term(s): Behavior; Biological influences; Crime Causes; Criminology; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juveniles; Research uses in policymaking; Symposia
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