Delinquency Deterrence Response CJS 240

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Running head: DELINQUENCY DETERRENCE RESPONSE 1 Delinquency Deterrence Response Cassandra Harrison CJS 240 February 29, 2012 Asharani Moore
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DELINQUENCY DETERRENCE RESPONSE 2 Delinquency Deterrence Response “Children are punished less severely than adults, limiting the power of the law to deter juvenile crime” (Wadsworth, 2005, "Childhood and Delinquency"). The general deterrence concept holds that the choice to commit delinquent acts can be controlled by the threat of punishment. General deterrence is crime control policies that depend on the fear of criminal penalties, such as long prison sentences for violent crimes; the aim is to convince law violators that the pain outweighs the benefit of criminal activity. “According to the concept of specific deterrence, if young offenders are punished severely the experience will convince them not to repeat their illegal acts” (Wadsworth, 2005, "Childhood and Delinquency"). Specific deterrence is sending convicted offenders to secure incarceration facilities so that punishment is severe
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2012 for the course CJS 250 250 taught by Professor Jeffery during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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