SOC 120 Punishment research paper (***APA Format + References*** ) - 35796

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Statistics show that there is a high rate of criminal recidivism in the United States. This raises the question, “Does punishment deter crime?”

Resources: Ch. 7 of Society and the UOPX Library

Research the affects of the four types of punishment—retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, and societal protection—in relation to today’s American society, as outlined in the Summing Up: Four Justifications for Punishment table (p. 194) in Ch. 7 of the text. Try search terms such as “effects of retribution on American society.”

Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper that summarizes your research results and addresses the following questions:


  • Which type of punishment deters crime most effectively?
  • Do the consequences of punishment provide any benefits for criminals and society?


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



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