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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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    Rational Deterrence Theory

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    Rational and Deterrence Theory When I was little my mom never let me have dessert until I finished my dinner. I recall a time my mother walked out of the kitchen, I thought about the consequences and what would happen if my mom found out; “would she spank me, or put me in time out,” ran through my head. But because of the fact that she was in a different part of the house I took my chance, and I took a bite of my dessert anyways. It was clear that if my mom had never left the room to begin…

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    through the theories by applying them to my life. Deterrence theory is one of the more well-known theoretical perspectives. Deterrence is where they believe that punishment reduces crime among the general population. They also state that committing crimes reside in everyone. Which makes sense that there are times were at least once someone has considered doing an illegal act. For me,…

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    1) A $100 bill is lying on the ground in the middle of campus. No one is close to it and there are few people outside. Is the money taken? - I chose rational choice theory because the money is lying on the ground, and no one is out asking if they have found a specific amount of money. He is making a conscious decision as to whether pick up the money or not. He is not stealing the money from anyone, and no one is questioning him about finding any money. The money is just lying on the ground. No,…

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    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…

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    postulated various theories that attempt to explain the different causes of crime in our society. The theoretical understanding of the causes of crime helps in the demystification of criminal behavior in our community, hence, forming a proper background upon which the existing structural policies set aside to prevent criminal activities can be evaluated. According to Akers (2013), a theory refers to an educated…

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    According to the Unit 5a lecture by Dr. Hoffmann, the Deterrence Theory is the fear of being punished by the criminal justice system will play a part in deterring the engagement of illegal activities. The fear of punishment will outweigh the potential benefit of the behavior (Hoffmann, Unit 5a Lecture). The College of Charleston is an open campus so it is prone to a lot of illegal drug activities. The selling of prescription drugs of all forms is one of them. The lecture states that there are…

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    General Deterrence Theory

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    General strain theory provides an understanding of crime that people can relate with even those who are not involved in crime or perpetrators. General strain theory uses the emotions that people have when they are treated unfairly by others and this gives rise to the urge to commit a crime. When people are treated negatively by others, they are anxious and an urge for revenge arises and the revenge might be directed towards someone else who is different from the pope who treated them negatively.…

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    Rational-Deterrence Theory

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    in rational-deterrence theory, which posits that we all are rational beings therefore the most effective way to reduce crime is to use harsh punitive measures as a deterrent disincentive for potential criminals. Perhaps the most…

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    Nuclear Deterrence Theory

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    nuclear deterrence theory is a common term used in international relations. This theory gained prominence during the Cold War with regard to the use of nuclear weapons. Nuclear deterrence in short means to deter one state from attacking another with its nuclear weapons, that is, the state is discouraged from attacking. As a result of its extreme destructive power, nuclear weapons could deter more powerful adversaries. The nuclear deterrence theory is and has always been a theory that many states…

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