SOC346H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Freddie Lewis, Crown Attorney, Null Hypothesis

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16 May 2013
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Hindering their ability to cause further harm to public. Can"t commit offence against members of public in custody (could commit crime against others in jail) 1974 martinson"s nothing works (rehabilitative program: contrary to welfare state idea where rehabilitation was ideal in the 1960s, moving away from idea of welfare state; rise of law and order agenda. Public support for rehabilitation (one of the most important objectives of punishment according to public: thinking long-term, rather than short-term. Dealing with the underlying causes of behaviour- i. e. drug abuse programs. Sentence severity and crime: accepting the null hypothesis (doob and webster, 2003) Importance of perception: what you perceive to be likelihood of being caught (not actual likelihood of being caught) i. e. video surveillance can increase perceived likelihood of being caught. Deterrent impact of the system as a whole. Must be aware to be deterred: knowing what the sentences are actually are (highly unlikely for the general public)

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