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Effects of Punishment on Youth
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Hirschfield’s Definition of Juvenile Punishment AKA “Sanctions” (Sherman) The intended, legally authorized and state- imposed deprivation of liberty or infliction of pain, hardship, or other injury in response to alleged delinquency. Includes arrest and court processing. What is labeled treatment may also be punishment (and vice versa). Officially labeled “accountability.”
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Theories of Sanctions D e t e r r e n c e R e c i d i v i s m ? L a b e l i n g S a n c t i o n s + - + - Are Observed Effects Due to Selection Bias?
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Specific Deterrence Theory Like rational choice theory, assumes that human beings are selfish, rational, and free. Thus, people will choose not to commit crime if they calculate that doing so is counter to their self-interest . Punishment should reduce future offending because it increases the perceived costs of offending.
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Deterrence Research Deterrence most likely when formal sanctions prompt informal sanctions (reintegrative shaming especially). So,
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J 202:322 taught by Professor Hirschfield during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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