Soc 120 week 6 Four Types of Punishment

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Running head: PUNISHMENT Four Types of Punishment Lyndy Boucher Axia University SOC/120 Barbara Romero 8/22/2010 1
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Abstract Throughout this paper you will read about several forms of punishment for those who commit crimes against society. You will be able to determine on your own which form of punishment seems to be the most effective and if the act of instilling punishment to those who committed a crime is beneficial to either the criminal and or society in general. When most people think of someone being punished for a criminal act, their mind generally thinks of some sort of incarceration. When in actuality there are several forms of punishment. In this paper you will be reading about, retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, and societal protection. Each of these topics is a form of punishment unto its own. When you have finished this paper you will be able to distinguish one from the other. 2
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Mankind has always had some sort of criminal justice system for criminal acts that go against social rules. Under the laws of today, retribution is dealt out on a sliding scale, the punishment determined by the severity of the crime. Laws of punishment also vary from state to state and country to country. Newer laws began to take into account a person’s age when it comes to the level of retribution handed out. Children under a specific age usually receive the least amount of retribution than adults committing the same crime. And yet children or not if he/she commits a crime some form of retribution will be handed out. According to, RETRIBUTION, (2008). “Retribution concentrates on the detection and sanctioning of the criminal act that has already occurred. It is not interested in the future conduct of the offender or in crime prevention.”
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