ACT Reading 2.2 Social Science Passage. Which of the following best describes the positive school of criminal law?
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Social Science Passage
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simply let criminals... do their thing.
We don't have to think too hard to get rid of answer (D) either. It's nice to think
about crime one day becoming nonexistent...
But this serene future seems highly unlikely given--you know--human nature.
This sunny outlook isn't discussed in the passage at all, making choice (D) is a definite no.
Though Ferri does mention this pro-punishment tactic in the passage, it's certainly not
what he'd label as "positive."
We can cross out choice (C).
Answer (D) does the best job of encapsulating Ferri's idea.
He thinks we should combine old-school practices with new understandings of human behavior
to come up with a way of dealing with criminals that's more "positive."
Note: This is different than only being positive toward criminals. "Great job robbing that
bank yesterday! Loved how you shot the teller in the leg when she tried to sound the alarm!"