Discuss and explain deterrence theory. What are the policy implications of the deterrence theory as applied to the juvenile justice system?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 2:54 am ad1c9bdddf
Deterrence is preventing actions through fear of retribution. Deterrence is divided into two categories. General deterrence and specific deterrence.
General Deterrence: People will engage in criminal and deviant activities if they do not fear apprehension and punishment. Norms, laws, and enforcement are to be designed and implemented to produce and maintain the image that "negative" and disruptive behaviors will receive attention and punishment. Examples of control activities reflecting the concerns of this concept include: Drunk-driving crackdowns, special gang-related crime task forces and police units, publication and highly visible notices of laws and ...
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