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Horizonte Médico (Lima)

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RIOS PATIO, Gino. The inheritance of clinical criminology. Horiz. Med. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.2, pp.71-76. ISSN 1727-558X.

The author examines the situation of clinical criminology in the Peruvian reality, as the legacy left by the old Italian Positivist School of which Cesare Lombroso was its greatest exponent. Moreover, he analyzes its projection in the present search for causes of criminality against postulates of other schools of criminology, especially critical criminology, which have abandoned (overcome) the etiological paradigm. The objective of the article is to evaluate if clinical school is currently valid in criminology. The author mainly concludes that the clinical approach is not functional for critical criminology to explain the causes of crime, and that, nevertheless, even today it is not convenient for the criminological approach to rely on a single school, theory or current of criminology, since it will depend on the object of study or knowledge, which are the crime, criminal, victim and social control

Keywords : Clinical criminology; etiological paradigm; critical criminology; scientific paradigm.

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