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Criminal Punishments

1L Punishmnet Considerations

Name the 4 theories of punishment. Detterence; rehablitation; incapacitation/restraint; and, retribution.
Define Deterrence. Deter future criminal or unlawful conduct in the future. (Specific or General Detterence)
Define Specific Deterrence. Discouraging the offender from participating in unlawful conduct in the future.
Define General Deterrence. Discouraging the general public from engaging in criminal conduct in the future.
Define Rehabilitation/Reformation. Punishment given to offenders to try and make them a different (better) person less likely to commit crimes in the future.
Give some examples of methods/services of rehabilitation. Counseling; education programs; job training; AODA treatment; and, drunk drivng courses.
Define Incapacitation/Restraint. Punish the offernder to keep the person from committing a crime while they are incarcerated.
Define Retribution. The exaction of payment. "An eye for an eye." States that people should be punished for their wrong doing. Society's revenge.
Discuss Denunciation or Condemnation. A symbol of distinctively criminal "guilt" as an affirmation and reinforcement of moral standards, and as reassurance to the law-abiding.
Created by: Rochelle28nm