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Unformatted text preview: Juvenile Delinquency Deter rence 1 Juvenile Delinquenc y Deterrence June 23 2010 Prevention and Control of Juvenile Delinquent acts. Jessie Lassabe CJS/240 Juvenile Delinquency Deter rence 2 Juvenile Delinquency Deter rence 3 The threat of punishment in some cases does deter juvenile delinquency. However, the overall statistics show that punishment does not deter the general population of juvenile delinquency. The idea of general deterrence which is having harsh punishments to juveniles that commit illegal activities is not a very good strategy. This way of thinking is based on if the juvenile was using rational thinking. Every parent of a juvenile knows that very few of them use rational thinking. The ones that do are usually not the ones that are committing the delinquent acts. As for the rest they are not out weighing the crime versus the punishment. In a way specific deterrence is in the same situation. The juveniles are not weighing the crime versus punishment and are being thrown into juvenile delinquent centers. Thus causing crime versus punishment and are being thrown into juvenile delinquent centers....
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2010 for the course CJS 240 AAAF0PR0P7 taught by Professor Troymetcalff during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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