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Position Paper #1 September 12, 2013 The issue stated is, does punishment really work? If so, what types of punishments? What types of punishments are least effective? Starting out by observing what punishment is, will help out best. Punishment is a certain consequence that an individual may face to reduce the behavior from occurring. While punishment can be effective in some cases, you can probably think of a few examples of when punishment does not reduce a behavior. Prison is one example. After being...

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justification for punishment is to deter deviant behavior. Retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation and societal protection are the four justifications for punishment currently used in today's society. These four forms of punishment are used in today's society in an attempt deter criminal activity and to lower crime rates. Research of the four justifications of punishment will reveal which type of punishment deters crime most effectively as well as if the consequences of punishment provide any benefit...

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Psychological Punishment

Reese Rogers Punishment and Reinforcement A parent can be defined in many ways; my definition is an adult giving the warmth and belonging to their kid for them then to develop proper behaviors. All behaviors must be strengthened by the parents for their kids to grow up with moral values. Punishment is one way of decreasing a behavior from reoccurring by giving or removing an object or activity of value. A common use of positive punishment is giving children the timeout corner. When giving your...

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Discipline and Punishment

The Difference Between Discipline and Punishment English 121 Nicole Reale March 21,2011 The words discipline and punishment can often be used to mean the same thing. But they are very different from each other. To me discipline is a means of helping a child to learn how to act when they are in public as well as when the parent is not around; for example whether it be at school, their grandparents house, or when being babysat a child should always act as if their parents are there which...

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Punishment of Children

Children and Punishment Punishment is the most commonly used and socially acceptable way of children’s education. Parents believe that punishments reduce the frequency of unwanted behaviors of children. Therefore, parents punish their children. To illustrate; parents do not allow their children to watch TV for a couple of days or parents do not permit their children to go out and play their friends for a few days when children get into mischief at early age of them. Furthermore...

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Punishment and Rehabilitation

AJS/502 Punishment and Rehabilitation Society expects the criminal justice system to punish and rehabilitate persons who commit crime. In the United States, the primary goal to be achieved for those who break the law is punishment. There are many arguments amongst theorists on the approach that works best. Some think punishment is the best approach to crime, others think rehabilitation works best. The effectiveness of punishment and rehabilitation is being analyzed continuously...

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Theories of Punishment

On Criminal Law–Theories of Punishment July 22, 2009 In my criminal law class at law school, we discussed four basic theories of “why we punish”: deterrence (“to keep them from doing it”), incarceration (“to keep those who do it away from us”), rehabilitation (“to help them stop doing it”), and retribution (“because they deserve it”). Any punishment should fall in line with your basic theory of punishment. It seems to me that each theory of punishment, when applied and examined, ends up needing...

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Punishment Paper

Punishment vs. Rehabilitation The criminal justice system comprises many distinct stages, including arrest, prosecution, trial, sentencing, and punishment, quite often in the form of imprisonment. As will become clear, it is in the last two of these many stages that the debate over rehabilitation and retribution is of special significance. "Rehabilitation is the idea of ‘curing' an offender of his or her criminal tendencies, of changing their habits, their outlook and possibly even personality...

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Reward and Punishment

be negative consequences. Also, if we excel in our career, we will be rewarded appropriately. Justice and fairness are issues that we all strive to achieve. The concept of good and bad in regards to justice and fairness ties into our reward and punishment systems. Let’s take a look at how each of these is used in America. First we have reward. “Reward is one method of distributing on a fair and just basis the good we are concerned with” (Thiroux, and Krasemann 122). Reward is very desirable in...

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Purpose of punishment.

Introduction Within the English legal system there are four main theories of punishment; retribution, deterrence, incapacitation and rehabilitation. The retributive theory looks back to the crime and punishes because of the crime. The remaining three all look forward to the consequences of punishment and thereby hope to achieve a reduction in crime. They are therefore often termed consequentialist or utilitarian theories. The boundaries between these theories are far from clear, containing sub-categories...

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