Unformatted text preview: prove that the costs of crime outweigh the benefits. For it to work the public must always be reminded about the reality of punishment for various acts. The other form of deterrence is called specific deterrence, which targets the choices and behavior of offenders who have already been convicted. The amount and kind of punishment are calculated to discourage that criminal from repeating the offense. Incapacitation figures that society by way of prison or execution can keep an offender from committing further crimes. Rehabilitation is a method designed to restore a convicted offender to a constructive place in society through some form of vocational or educational training or therapy. The offender is treated not punished since many saw it as causes of crime were societal based and the offender could be trained to overcome the obstacles....
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- Fall '06
- The Bible, criminal law, Penology, general deterrence figures