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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC313H1
Professor
Prof.Frederick
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 6 Punishing Assigned date Feb28thPunishment Formal enacted by police according to laws Informal enacted by community or individuals 1 Why punishment is the most important form of social controlRadicals calling for abolition of punishments majority seen punishment as best mean to regulate peoples conducts the forms of punishments applied to offenders are more questionableTheories of punishments focus on explaining the aim of punishmentsA social fact that can control deviant behaviorsMethod of internalizing social norms into the basis of selfcontrolThe former group Utilitarian consequentialists and reductivist approachFocus on objectives being punishedInterpreting the aim of punishment as prevention of future crimesTo deterrence both the individuals being punished and the potential offendersThe latter group Redistributive and just deserves punishmentsFocus on punishi
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