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Unformatted text preview: celerity, etc, involving capital punishment, imprisonment, and sentencing policies) • Theoretically deterrence works by raising the costs of crime The old English method of transportation • Transportation? The “least eligibility” principle • Prisoner should fare no better than the least advantaged individual in society. Pros and cons regarding “no frills” prisons • Pros: education, treatment, and recreation programs keep prisoners busy and help develop life skills. Keeping inmates busy can reduce stress tension and aggression and thereby prevent problems such as riots or other forms of violence. Staff tend to like such “frills” because they help keep prisons safe for prisoners and staff • Cons- prisoners get bored, can get aggressive The purpose of corrections • Retribution • Deterrence • Incapacitation • Rehabilitation...
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- Spring '11
- Specific Deterrence, delinquent peer influence