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Bang Bang Another victim lies dead on the cold hard asphalt Another person dies for no reason at all If the killer is caught and brought to justice he may be faced with the death penalty or he may have to go to jail for the remainder of his life There are many debates in the field of Criminal Justice about this controversial topic of should the death or incarceration of a criminal act as a deterrent or a missed opportunity to put fear into other criminals Sixty -Five percent of todays criminals feel before they commit a crime that they if caught will serve some jail time and will be released way before their maximum sentence is up Wheatley p1of4 These criminals when they get out of prison show their friends that they got away with murder Deterrence if used right should cut crime in half Weatley p3 Criminals should set an example to others who think about committing crimes If we patched up the loopholes of the parole process and pushed the maximum sentences in harsh crimes we would be using the criminals as a deterrent to others who might follow their path Although crime is inevitable the field of sociology as well as others have wrote their opinions and perspectives on the subject of deterrence The sociology of deterrence is used all over the world to instill fear into those who have thought about committing crimes and to prevent those criminals from continuing to commit crimes Deterrence should be used in all kinds of cases Crime as a way of thought is if you will a seesaw or a scale keeping society in balance or check Therefore deterrence as a theory is societys way of controlling the forces of nature that pray on our social world The leading theorists in sociology do not touch deterrence as a concept in its self but do go into depth on crime and its repercussions
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