470 Crime Prevention Slides

470 Crime Prevention Slides - 4/6/11 Crime Prevention: Does...

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Unformatted text preview: 4/6/11 Crime Prevention: Does Before answering the question, it is important to review the causes of crime. Criminology: Is an academic discipline devoted to developing valid and reliable information that addresses the causes of crime as well as crime patterns and trends. Scientific method What do you feel are the primary causes of crime? 4/6/11 Deterrence Cont Causes of crime Motive (varies with different crimes) Greed Personal satisfaction Passion Choice Opportunity Biological Environment 4/6/11 Deterrence Theory The theory of deterrence has a simple, intuitive appeal. People want to avoid unpleasant experiences; if we make the punishment for crime more unpleasant, fewer people will commit crime. Important to distinguish between the deterrent effect of the criminal law and the criminal justice system on one hand and the more limited deterrent effect of particular policies or programs on the other....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course CJ 470 taught by Professor Hughes during the Winter '11 term at Grand Valley State University.

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470 Crime Prevention Slides - 4/6/11 Crime Prevention: Does...

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