Criminal Dilemmas: Understanding and Preventing Crime, by Katri K. Sieberg

By Katri K. Sieberg

An research of legal habit from the views of rational selection concept resulting in feedback for a felony coverage. past version offered 900 copies worldwide because its liberate in June 2001.

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While the model is simple, it provides 68 These results were obtained by the following calculations: X = pX+pE p(X+F)=(l-p)X X-pX=pE PX+pF=X-pX X(l-p)=pE 2pX+pF=X X(l-2p)=pF 69 This result is based on the assumption that a criminal is risk neutral. It can be shown that this result can also be applied for ariskseeking criminal with a utility function u(x) = x2. 2 Protection of the Public insight to the question regarding the value of victim compensation. This rough model shows how an alternative sentencing policy can meet the goals of retribution and of deterrence.

43 Sack, 1/25/95, A1&B5. 2 Protection of the Public 17 The problem with this situation, is that the focus, in sentencing, is placed on the punishment. 44 Rehabilitation, if rehabilitation is even possible, is rarely attempted. Furthermore, the issue that is the most important, that of protection of the public, is only raised upon the prospect of the offender's release. How much time in prison constitutes an appropriate punishment for a sexual offence? The question is not easy to answer. The answers can frequently be arbitrary.

Thus, the compensation plan is effective in its goal to decrease the personal and social loss due to crime. 4 Pain and Suffering Why don't we institute a plan that completely compensates the victim for his/her loss as well as distress suffered? In other words, appealing to the first question, why don't we compensate a victim for the monetary loss plus pain, fear, and suffering? The complexity in responding to this question lies in the difficulty in measuring social loss. Any individual who wishes to be fully compensated for his/her loss due to crime, would need to estimate the total loss.

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