Effects of Punishment wk 6 - 1 Effects of Punishment Soc120...

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1 Effects of Punishment Soc120 Phoenix University Stephanie Price
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2 Abstract There are different justifications for punishments. The four types are retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, and societal protection. In the following I will be discussing the meaning of the different types. The discussing my take on the whether the types of punishment deter crime and which ones are more effective. I will also discuss the benefits that punishment has the person who commits the crime and the society that is involved with the people.
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3 There are four types of punishment. They are retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, and social protection. In America’s society In relation to the first type of punishment which is retribution from my understanding of this it is basically getting even with someone. It also seems to be that the offender willfully committed the crime and should be punished accordingly. This justification of punishment is the oldest. It states that punishment should be equal in severity to the person who committed the crime. Some believe the old saying “if you do the crime you do the time.” The second justification is deterrence. This is an early modern approach which believes that by creating sentencing standards for different crimes will prevent people from committing the same crimes again. Basically the idea with this was to make the punishment know so that if a person knew the punishment for said crime they would realize that the punishment outweighed the deviance. It was believed that the punishment should reflect the same harshness or cruelty as the crime committed. Of course I do not believe that this would make for a great member of society but is still used as a means of punishment and it does seem to work. The third is rehabilitation; this is more of a modern day strategy which is part of the
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2011 for the course PSCHOLOGY SOC 120 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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