Controlling Criminal Behavior: Punishment vs. Reward

One of the most interesting issues related to learning and cognition is the use of punishment and reward. Based on what you have learned so far about punishment and reward, do you think that criminal behavior can better be controlled by using punishment or by using reward? Why?

Solution Summary

Rewards and punishments are the basis of societal learning and cognition. See full solution below on which of the two is best for controlling criminal behavior.