Effects of Punishment and Sentencing

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Effects of Punishment Effects of Punishment and Sentencing In the United States, many have challenged the court systems way of handing down sentences and punishments to those who break the law. Throughout history, lawmakers have been searching for the best ways to combat crime. They have four philosophies that are currently used today, the first being retribution , which is the philosophy where the person who commits a crime gets a punishment or sentence which is equal to the crime, and nothing else is considered. The second is deterrence , where a sentence or punishment is so severe that a would be criminal or repeat offender will not even consider committing the crime. Incapacitate is the philosophy that if you remove the criminal from the community, and detain him or her for a specific time period i.e. jail, when that person is released back into the community there is the hope that they will not become repeat offenders. The last philosophy is rehabilitation . This is when, instead of just putting a criminal in jail or prison, giving the individual resources to improve their behavior by getting rid of the need or want to commit crimes, thus leading to a more productive member
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