Join the grand criminological tradition

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Criminology has enjoyed a long and proud tradition from Enlightenment thinker and opponent of the death penalty, Cesare Beccaria, in the 18th century seeking sweeping reforms of the criminal justice systems of his day to focus on the prevention of crime rather than the severity of its punishment, through a history of scholars as diverse as the psychologist Eysenck and social reformer Jane Addams, who became convinced that the alleviation of poverty was a necessary precursor to a reduction in crime and whose fouding of the U.S. Settlement House Movement to combat crime through increasign economic security earned her the Nobel Peace Prize (she was only the woman ever to receive the prestigious award).

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