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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 9: Punishment and Sentencing 14/04/2010 16:06:00 (1) The Goals of Punishment 4 main goals: o Retribution- deserved punishment (eye for an eye) o Deterrence- two types General: Punishment of criminals that is intended to be an example to the general public and to discourage the commission of other Specific: Punishment inflicted on criminals to discourage them from committing future crimes o Incapacitation- Depriving an offender of the ability to commit crimes against society, usually by detaining the offender in prison or by execution Selective: Incarcerating those whose incapacity will do the most to reduce crime in society o Rehabilitation- The goal of restoring a convicted offender to a constructing place in society through some form of vocational or educational training or therapy Restorative Justice: Punishment which is designed to repair the damage done...
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course CCJS 100 taught by Professor Gaston during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.
- Spring '07