Essays Tagged: "Positivists"

Bentham and Hobbes: Two Theories of Legislation

Thomas Hobbes and Jeremy Bentham were both legal positivists. In an attempt to solve the problem of interpretation, legal positivists conclude that t ... e claims it is the people who enforce the law that decide what it means. While they were both legal positivists, their theories differed greatly in regards to natural law. I would recommend Bentham's ...

(10 pages) 4391 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


re "born criminals" (Ramsland, K., 2009).This approach also has a different ideal as to punishment. Positivists believe the threat of punishment or incarceration did nothing to deter criminal activity ... ng to deter criminal activity because the offender did not free will when they committed the crime. Positivists believed the offender could be treated with therapy or medication; locked away from soci ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues