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By Ronald L. Akers, Christine S. Sellers, Wesley G. Jennings

In Criminological Theories, the famous criminologist Ronald Akers offers thorough description, dialogue, and appraisal of the top theories of crime/delinquent habit and law/criminal justice - the foundation and background of every idea and its modern advancements and adherents.

Akers bargains a transparent rationalization of every concept (the imperative suggestions and hypotheses of every concept in addition to serious standards for comparing each one conception when it comes to its empirical validity).

Researchers and librarians, in addition to normal readers, will locate this booklet a truly great tool and may applaud its transparent and comprehensible exposition of summary innovations.

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Crime. This punishment of the the chance chance of of punishment punishment versus versus no no punishment punishment at at all has effect of effect been referred referred to to as as absolute absolute deterrence deterrence (see been (see Zimring Zimringand andHawkins, Hawkins, 1973; 1973; Gibbs, 1975; see see also Wright, Wright, 1993b). 1993b). Gibbs, absolute deterrence deterrence is not not the the relevant relevant issue issue in deterrence However, absolute Most people, people, most most of of the the time and and under under most most circumstances, circumstances, research.

This punishment of the the chance chance of of punishment punishment versus versus no no punishment punishment at at all has effect of effect been referred referred to to as as absolute absolute deterrence deterrence (see been (see Zimring Zimringand andHawkins, Hawkins, 1973; 1973; Gibbs, 1975; see see also Wright, Wright, 1993b). 1993b). Gibbs, absolute deterrence deterrence is not not the the relevant relevant issue issue in deterrence However, absolute Most people, people, most most of of the the time and and under under most most circumstances, circumstances, research.

It further determines that, in order to deter, punishment alone. It further determines that, in order to deter, punishment for for crime crime must be be swift swift and and certain. certain. Celerity Celerity refers refers to to the the swiftness swiftness with with which must which criminal sanctions sanctions are are applied applied after after the the commission commission of criminal of crime. crime. The more immediately after after the commission of of a crime a punishment The is inflicted, the more just just and useful it will be.

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