This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: -trying to create enough fear that someone will refrain from committing crime; Crime prevention through fear. Not so much severity of punishment, but certainty and swiftness. Incapacition- becomes preferred mode of rationalization. Takes off in 1980’s/ we see it reflected in changing sentencing structures, changing correctional system—warehousing Locking up persons and throwing away the key for long, extended periods of time All forward looking; functional, utilitarian 2 types of deterrence-specific deterrence- aimed at convicted offenders – does not work; we still use it general deterrence- aimed at potential offenders Do most people not commit crime b/c of fear of punishment? Research is legitimately debatable; does and doesn’t work for some people....
View Full Document
- Winter '08
- criminal law, late 19th century, Revenge-emotional passionate act