Title: The Irrational 18-Year-Old Criminal

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Subject: Social Issues
Author: Barbara C
Date: January 16, 2014
Level: University
Grade: A
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He explains that prospect of getting caught and also of spending time in prison are meant to discourage rational potential offenders from criminal activities and that prison was also meant to prevents various crime by incapacitating harmful people. But Joel sighted studies from Columbia and Michigan University that provided different school of though...

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According to this study, because the deterrent effect of both policing and punishment is difficult to measure the empiricists assume an effect if crime is lower in circumstances with stiffer punishment or more policing. The problem with this process according to Joel is that tougher policies don’t just come about and that they only come about as a frustrated retort to high crime rates...

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