Statistics show that there is a high rate of criminal recidivism in theUnited 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.
Cite 3 to 5 sources; at least two must come from the UOPX Library. You may refer to the Recommended Websites list in the Electronic Resources section at the beginning of this syllabus for additional sources.
Note: Sources other than those from the UOPX Library or the Recommended Websites list need to be approved by the instructor. Submit the paper as an attachment.