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  • Rational-Deterrence Theory

    of the death penalty, three-strikes laws, zero-tolerance. These policies had their theoretical basis 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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  • Rational Deterrence Theory

    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 with…

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  • Convicts Specific Deterrence

    Just because capital punishment may not deter a few individuals from ending up in death row, it does not mean that specific deterrence is not taken into consideration. It does not matter whether a person is mentally ill or depressed behind bars, the last thing a person wants is to die for a crime that have committed in which they will later regret. One does not commit capital…

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  • Criminal Deterrence Theory

    a problem as it’s become; it is still one of the least understood topics in law enforcement. The research in this area is very controversial, and is widely disagreed upon by scholars, so I thought I’d take this time to apply some modern criminal deterrence theories to terrorism. One of the major problems with terrorism is that it’s not easily observed. The American Psychological Association states, “terrorists aren't likely to volunteer as experimental subjects, and examining their activities…

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  • Texas Deterrence Effect

    Texas, who has the highest execution rate, is used to determine whether or not the executions in this state are effective in deterrence of crime. Richard Dieter feels that the execution rate in Texas is a crisis (1994). Numerous offenders who have been sentenced to the death penalty have been later found innocent of the crimes they were accused of committing. The death warrants are signed so quickly that the investigations are not given a fair amount of consideration. During trials the corrupted…

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  • Death Penalty Deterrence

    People who advocate for capital punishment support deterrence, retribution, and incapacitation. The belief that society can stop crime by making punishment more severe than the benefits gained from criminal acts is the ideology of deterrence. (Sunstein& Vermeule, 2005, p.5) There are two types of deterrence. Specific deterrence aimed at deterring individual offenders from re-offending and general deterrence aimed at making “an example” of an offender to deter future offenders…

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  • The Utilitarian Theory Of Deterrence

    Deterrence is the Utilitarian approach to punishment and could justify the moral argument for the punishment of offenders. The belief is that there is a certain system that is designed to deter criminal behaviour and that crimes must be dealt with robustly. There are two main types of deterrence, individual and general deterrence. Individual deterrence is concerned with the offender itself in committing criminal acts and the psychological thinking as opposed to general deterrence which is a…

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  • Deterrence And The Death Penalty

    (Ernest, 1969). So what is deterrence? Deterrence is to punish an individual to set an example for others as well as promote fear in them for the punishment. Furthermore, the death penalty is seen to be a more severe punishment by society. Every breathing organism fears death, even the animals…

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  • Nuclear Deterrence Case Study

    International Relation’s Home Assignments Huang Peiyang--177IB03I 1 1. What are the vulnerabilities of mutual deterrence? Mutual deterrence means the maintenance of peace between opposing sides by each having a sufficient strike capacity to deter the other from initiating armed conflict. The typical example of mutual deterrence would be the situation during the Cold War where the U.S and the Soviet Union tried to avoid a hot war throughout the world because of fearing the possible threatening…

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  • Williams Oil Services Company Case Study

    Case Study 2 (Learning Objectives 2, 4: Explain the components of internal control; evaluate internal controls) Each of the following situations reveals an internal control weakness: Situation a. In evaluating the internal control over inventory for the Williams Oil Services Company, an auditor learns that the warehouse receiving clerk is responsible for ordering parts for supply inventory use in drilling services, counts the inventory when received at the dock, records the receipts into the…

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