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NCJ Number: 41427 Find in a Library
Title: DETERRENCE - A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
Journal: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS  Volume:19  Issue:2  Dated:(APRIL 1977)  Pages:1-119
Author(s): E A FATTAH
Corporate Author: Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc
Canada
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 119
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc
Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4X9
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ON DETERRENCE, INCLUDING A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE DETERRENCE ISSUE, A REVIEW OF SEVERAL EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF GENERAL DETERRENCE AND A DISCUSSION OF STUDIES ON SPECIAL DETERRENCE.
Abstract: IN REVIEWING THE ISSUES OF DETERRENCE, SUCH TOPICS AS THE TYPES OF DETERRENCE, ETHICAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF DETERRENCE, THE LIMITS OF DETERRENCE, AND THE VARIABLES RELATED TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DETERRENCE ARE EXAMINED. A NUMBER OF STUDIES ON DETERRENT EFFECTS OF PUNISHMENT ARE EXPLORED IN THE SECOND SECTION OF THIS ARTICLE. THE AUTHOR REVIEWS RESEARCH EFFORTS ON SUCH AREAS AS THE EFFECTS OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, THE EFFECT OF PUNISHMENT ON THE INCIDENCE OF SPECIFIC OFFENSES, THE EFFECT OF DETERRENT ACTIVITIES BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND PHYSICAL CRIME DETERRENCE. RESEARCH ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR TO THE PERCEPION OF PUNISHMENT RISK IS ALSO DISCUSSED. IN THE FINAL SECTION, THE AUTHOR COMMENTS ON RECIDIVISM LITERATURE, ANALYZING SUCH ISSUES AS THE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH RECONVICTIONS, THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS TYPES OF PUNISHMENT, AND THE IMPACT OF SENTENCE LENGTH ON RECIDIVISM....DMC
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Deterrence; Punishment; Recidivism
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