Deterrence Theory

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As I was reading the title of Chapter 5, I can see that we will be going over theories of crime. Neoclassical explanations assume that criminals act with free will. Biology and psychology focus on the smaller picture, whereas sociology focuses on the larger picture. These differences are a way to understand human behavior. With these differences, it does not mean that one perspective is better than the other. One of the journeys in the world of theory begins by reviewing the change from theory to science. In ancient times people were known to act devious for many reasons.
1) God tested their faith
2) They were being punished
3) Their type of behavior was a warning to others to follow the rules
4) They were cursed by demons
Back in the BIBLE
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There are 6 different types of deterrence. Absolute deterrence: the effect of having some legal punishment versus of having no legal punishment. Marginal deterrence is the increasing the hardness and or speed of legal punishment. General deterrence happens when members of the public fear legal punishment. They don’t break the laws specific deterrence is when a person is already punished and decides not to commit another crime. Objective deterrence is the impact of an actual legal punishment, whereas subjective deterrence refers to when a person’s perception is when it comes to the harshness of legal …show more content…
Endomorphs means the person is heavy, with short arms and legs. Mesomorphs means the person is athletic and muscular. Ectomorphs means the person is thin, cautious, and very sensitive.
Biologists as well as researchers, believe that crime tends to run in the family. They also assume that a criminal habit is inherited. On the other hand, there is the psychologic side. This is known as the psychoanalytic explanations, which refers to human motivation as well as the behavior that have been described from Sigmund Freud. There are four types of Psychoanalytic Explanations: Psychoanalytic Explanations, Moral Development, Intelligence or IQ, and lastly Personality Explanations.
First is Psychoanalytic Explanations is the individual personality that consists of the id, ego, and superego. Moral Development is when a child experiences several stages of moral development. Although a major reason for antisocial behavior because of incomplete development. Having a low IQ can produce a life of crime. Lastly is Personality Explanations problems that develop in childhood that contributes criminal behavior during the teen and adult

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