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    The Deterrence Theory of Punishment is the theory that states that people will not break the law, or rules, because they are scared of getting caught and being punished. This means that people are less or more likely to commit a crime or do something they aren’t supposed to based on the level of punishment or outcome. The Deterrence Theory of Punishment relates to the Road because there are several parts in the book where this applies. For example, when they find the bodies in the basement, they do not help them because they know that if they do, they will get caught and hurt themselves. This theory is important to this world because it is a world where you have to constantly watch your back and protect yourself. Meaning that in this world every decision you make has to be well thought out and the outcome needs to be weighed in the process of making that decision. It is an “eat or get eaten” world and they definitely need to pick what to eat wisely. At one point in the story, the man and…

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    I personally feel that the journal does a god job on giving ideas of new programs that can reduce crime, but that they understand that they can only reduce it and not get rid of it. I feel that crime is always around the corner, it can happen to anyone, at any place and at any time. I do agree with the textbook, which states, “Traditional policing prizes deterrence theory. Deterrence theory assumes that people can be discourage from committing crime by the threat of either serous sanctions or…

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    mandatory minimums were created, and each one was a capital offense (Doyle, 2013). By the end of the late nineteenth century, the number of capital offenses has been reduced and the number of mandatory minimums increased as well, but left most federal statutes to the courts to decide a sentence within a maximum penalty (Doyle, 2013). The public believed that offenders were not being punished enough because judges were given too much discretion in sentencing. Mandatory minimums were implemented…

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    Retributive Justice in Agamemnon and The Sailor who fell from Grace with the Sea The concept of retributivist justice is best understood as the form of justice ruling that “those who commit certain kinds of wrongful acts, paradigmatically serious crimes, morally deserve to suffer a proportionate punishment” (Walen, 2016). In Aeschylus’s Agamemnon and Yukio Mishima’s The Sailor who fell from Grace with the Sea, the concept of retributive justice influences the emotions and actions of the…

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    Juvenile Deterrence

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    Today, if we were to make a video like this one, it would most likely contain an instance wherein juveniles thought drugs were safe enough for themselves and despite the warnings try them. Also, the juveniles would be unrulier than the video because morals are completely different than in earlier times. For instance, the girl who stayed behind from the date would probably have snuck out because she felt as though her mother was being too hard on her. Then, in the end, she would end up in the…

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    Dangers Of Deterrence

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    An approach that uses threats of legal punishment to make an attempt of demolishing criminal actions is deterrence. The use of deterrence is used for intimidation and to prevent individuals from breaking the law and being deviant. Deterrence has two different concepts including specific deterrence and general deterrence. Specific deterrence is dedicated to the offender that has a chance of being punished. The consequences used for this individual is to end future crimes. General deterrence is…

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    Deterrence Theory

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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,…

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    Deterrence Research

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    Becerra-Garcia et al., 2013; Olivia, 2013). Or to establish what intervention or treatment programs work best to minimise these occurrences (Wilcox et al., 2014; Lasher and Mcgrath, 2016). However, one pertinent issue which seems quite sparse in the literature is whether or not the current application of deterrence (just desserts) principles such as proportional prison sentences on child sex offenders are as…

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    Abstract: Incapacitation or Deterrence? Is it really a matter of one or the other or is it the matter of properly using both stratagem for the efficient, and effective management of the criminal justice system in America? Furthermore, in a decade where the penal system seems to focus on strictly punishment I seek to discover if there is a better way. According to Todd Clear and Natasha Frost (2014) by the year 2002 the penal system of the United States had exceeded two million…

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    Nuclear Deterrence

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    States are perceived as having the privilege to protect themselves, and this privilege must reach out to the ownership of nuclear deterrence. Regularly states do not have the ability to guard themselves with routine weapons. This is especially is valid for poor and little states. Indeed, even wealthy, little states are vulnerable to remote assault, since their riches can't compensate for their absence of manpower. With a nuclear deterrent, all states get to be equivalent as far as capacity to do…

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