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Unformatted text preview: To discourage choice of illegitimate economy, raise cost of participation.-Tougher sentencing, community policing Deterrence theory Crime results from a rational calculation of costs and benefits Deter crime with strict penalties. Specific deterrence- preventing criminals from committing more crime General deterrence- criminals decide not to commit more crime for fear of going back to jail Recidivism Going back to criminal behavior after punishment U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world....
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