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Author(s): F E Zimring
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 109
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Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document represents an attempt to draw together some of the empirical and analytical discussions of deterrence in criminology, law, and various social sciences.
Abstract: Part I offers easy-to-understand definitions and explanations of concepts. Part II has to do with deterrence as a motive for official action in crime control, and Part III is an examination of the effectiveness of threats toward inducing compliance with the law. Some underlying themes to this analysis are an overwhelming sense of the specificity of findings in deterrence research, and the difference in texture between issues of absolute and marginal deterrence. A significant observation is that increases in knowledge do not automatically result in improvements in official attitudes and policies. Footnotes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Criminology; Deterrence
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