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  • Journey Through Raskolnikov's Proposed Theory On Crime
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    By the end of Dostoyesky's Crime and Punishment, the reader is no longer under the illusion of the possible existence of "extraordinary" men. For an open-minded reader, and even perhaps the closed-minded ones too, the book is a journey through Raskolnikov's proposed theory on crime. It is a theory based on the ideas that had "been printed and read a thousand times" (313) by both Hegel and Nietzsche. Hegel, a German philosopher, influenced Dostoyesky with his utilitarian emphasis on the ends rath...
  • Indirect Experience Of Punishment And Punishment Avoidance
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    The Theory and Testing of the Reconceptualization of General and Specific Deterrence In the May 1993 issue of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, the introduction of the re conceptualized deterrence theory was presented, explaining that general and specific deterrence are both functions of crime. Mark C. Stafford, an Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Rural Sociologist at Washington State University, and Mark Warr, an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University o...
  • Second Main Theory Of Punishment
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    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 consequential ist or utilitarian theories. The boundaries between these theories are far from clear, containing sub-categories, many of which are perceived quite...
  • Process Of Reinforcement The Rules Of Consequence
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    REINFORCEMENT THEORY The one theory of influence almost everyone knows about is this one. And if you know only one approach, this can be good candidate. It works in a variety of situations, it can be simply applied, and it has just a few basic ideas. In fact, reinforcement theory boils down to a Main Point: Consequences influence behavior. Think about that for a moment. Consequences influence behavior. It means that people do things because they know other things will follow. Thus, depending upo...
  • My Own Theory Of Restorative Punishment
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    It is clear, through politics and philosophical reasoning, that we have a struggle between ideas of punishment. Much dissension among people is the cause of this struggle. I am strictly concerned with this struggle. Through extensive research in the philosophical work of punishment I will address this struggle and analyze various justifications of punishment. The gathering of much data, and philosophical ideas give an array of options on how punishment is to be handled, and yet there still remai...

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