CRIMINOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY 3 maintained as a form of deterrence Suffice to

Criminology and public policy 3 maintained as a form

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CRIMINOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY 3 maintained as a form of deterrence. Suffice to say that life course theories have failed in supporting ways of solving crime. The logic on which the law is based is that it can help protect the American people from repeat offenders. While life course theories are important, they do not deter crime. The thing they do is teaching people how to overcome crime (Helland & Tabarrok, 2007). Also, with the rates of repeat-crimes remaining high, it is important that corrections department gives criminals life support courses in order to help solve crime. While we know that programs can be developed to address causal factors, long prison sentencing continue to be the norm. It is particularly important to state that long prison sentences do not deter crime. If anything, long sentence only delays the next offence from happening (Austin, Clark, Hardyman, & Henry, 2000). However, shorter periods neither do they deter crime. As such, it is a delicate matter to handle because neither side of the act seems to be bearing fruits. The social theories do not deter crime either. As such, successive governments have been stuck in the existing system of long sentences. In conclusion, it would be an ignorance of reality to think that locking up people for long would deter crime. While prison is important, it needs to be reserved for those committing the most serious offences as well as those who present danger to the communities they live in. as a nation, new policy changes must be introduced, policies that are aimed at reducing crime rate and the number of those in jail simultaneously.
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CRIMINOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY 4 References Adler, F., Mueller, G. & Laufer, W. (2018). Criminology . New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Austin, J., Clark, J., Hardyman, P., & Henry, D. A. (2000). " Three Strikes and You're Out" : The Implementation and Impact of Strike Laws , 1(2), pp.131-162. Helland, E., & Tabarrok, A. (2007). Does three strikes deter? A nonparametric estimation. Journal of human resources , 42 (2), 309-330.
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