Deterrence in the Twenty-first Century : A Review of the Evidence

@inproceedings{Nagin2013DeterrenceIT,
  title={Deterrence in the Twenty-first Century : A Review of the Evidence},
  author={Daniel S. Nagin},
  year={2013}
}
The evidence in support of the deterrent effect of the certainty of punishment is far more consistent than that for the severity of punishment. However, the evidence in support of certainty’s effect pertains almost exclusively to apprehension probability. Consequently, the more precise statement is that certainty of apprehension, not the severity of the ensuing legal consequence, is the more effective deterrent. This conclusion has important policy implications among which are that lengthy… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 17 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 116 references

The Missing Link in General Deterrence Research." Criminology 46:623–59

  • Kleck, Gary, Brion Sever, Spencer Li, Marc Gertz
  • 2005
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Reconceptualizing Deterrence: An Empirical Test of Personal and Vicarious Experiences." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 32:251–86

  • Paternoster, Raymond, Alex Piquero
  • 1995
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Response Time Analysis, edited by Kansas City Police Department

  • Kansas City Police Department.
  • Kansas City: Kansas City Police Department.
  • 1977
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Breaking Rules: The Social and Situational Dynamics of Young People's Urban Crime

  • Wikström, H. Per-Olof, D. Oberwittler, K. Treiber, B. Hardie.
  • Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • 2012
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Forthcoming a. "How Much Crime Reduction Does the Marginal Prisoner Buy?

  • Johnson, Rucker, Steven Raphael
  • Journal of Labor Economics (May
  • 2012

Forthcoming. "Preventing Crime through Selective Incapacitation." The Economic Journal. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2012.02522.x

  • Vollaard, Ben
  • 2012

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…