Cjs240 - Cjs 240 Delinquency Deterrence Response

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I think it is clear that young people are not deterred from bad behavior by just the fear of punishment. Kids know then a person's “bark is bigger than their bite.” At the same time,if a young person sees someone else get punished for problem behavior, this might deter them by proxy. The idea of general deterrence is that just one punishment is enough todeter other people if the situation is taken care of quickly enough. General deterrencerelies on the idea that, if young people believe that society both intends to punish criminalacts and that they are able to, they will be deterred from committing a crime by thesefactors and this awareness. One example of this is that more police officers can go onto the police force, so that the young person sees them everywhere and believes that they mightcatch them. Specific deterrence says that if a single person is punished strongly for onecrime, then they will not commit this crime again out of fear of punishment. For example,a youth who commits a crime is put into a program. Crime prevention strategies that aresituational aim to tell young people that the benefits of crime are not worth the eventual punishment. This is to let people know that the punishment always far outweighs thecrime. For example, one method is to embarrass a young person because they committed acrime, or to tell them that eventual embarrassment is part of the punishment before theyeven commit the crime. I think that general deterrence is the most effective way to handle young people andcrime. This tells the young person know, well before they commit a crime, that they will be caught and punished, which prevents them from committing the crime at all. The other methods handle individual problems. A parent cannot always watch their child and tellthem each time that they do something wrong. If this child understands generally that breaking the law or

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