ACT Reading 2.2 Social Science Passage

ACT Reading 2.2 Social Science Passage. Which of the following best describes the positive school of criminal law?

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simply let criminals... do their thing.

00:50

We don't have to think too hard to get rid of answer (D) either. It's nice to think

00:53

about crime one day becoming nonexistent...

00:56

But this serene future seems highly unlikely given--you know--human nature.

01:00

This sunny outlook isn't discussed in the passage at all, making choice (D) is a definite no.

01:06

Though Ferri does mention this pro-punishment tactic in the passage, it's certainly not

01:11

what he'd label as "positive."

01:12

We can cross out choice (C).

01:15

Answer (D) does the best job of encapsulating Ferri's idea.

01:18

He thinks we should combine old-school practices with new understandings of human behavior

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to come up with a way of dealing with criminals that's more "positive."

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Note: This is different than only being positive toward criminals. "Great job robbing that

01:33

bank yesterday! Loved how you shot the teller in the leg when she tried to sound the alarm!"