"Deterrence, Choice, and Crime explores the various dimensions of modern deterrence theory, relevant research, and practical applications. Beginning with the classical roots of deterrence theory in Cesare Beccarias profoundly important contributions to modern criminological thought, the book draws out the many threads in contemporary criminology that are explicitly mentioned or at least hinted by Beccaria. These include sanction risk perceptions and their behavioral consequences, the deterrent efficacy of the certainty versus the severity of punishment, the role of celerity of punishment in the deterrence process, informal versus formal deterrence, and individual differences in deterrence. The richness of the volume is seen in the inclusion of chapters that focus on the theoretical development of deterrence across disciplines such as criminology and economics. In an innovative section, the role of agents of deterrence are considered. Lessons are learned from the practical applications of deterrence undertaken in the areas of policing, corrections, and the community. The closing section includes Michael Tonrys "An Honest Politicians Guide to Deterrence: Certainty, Severity, Celerity, and Parsimony," a reminder of Beccarias dictum that "it is better to prevent crimes than punish them." In the current environment, deterrence arguments are routinely used to justify policies that do just the opposite. Ray Paternoster, who contributed two chapters, passed away as this volume was being finalized. Fittingly, this book is dedicated to him and ends with Alex Piqueros poignant remembrance of Ray, a path-breaking deterrence scholar, beloved mentor, and ardent supporter of social justice.Suitable for researchers and graduate students as well as for advanced courses in criminology, this book breaks new ground in theorizing the effects of punishment and other sanctions on crime control."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
part, I Theories of Deterrence chapter 1 Classical Theory: The Emergence of Deterrence Theory in the Age of Enlightenment* / Gerben J. N. Bruinsma chapter 2 The Economics of Deterrence: A Review of the Theory and Evidence* / Aaron J. Chalfin Sarah Tahamont chapter 3 Perceptual Deterrence Theory / Raymond Paternoster chapter 4 Criminological Theory and Deterrence / Christopher J. Sullivan Melissa Lugo part, II Unpacking the Effects of Deterrence chapter 5 Informal and Formal Sanctions / Robert Apel Samuel E. DeWitt chapter 6 Deterrent Effects of the Certainty and Severity of Punishment / Daniel S. Nagin chapter 7 Celerity and Deterrence / Travis C. Pratt Jillian J. Turanovic chapter 8 Individual Difference and Deterrence / Thomas A. Loughran Raymond Paternoster Alex R. Piquero part, III Agents of Deterrence chapter 9 Police Interventions / Nicholas Corsaro David Weisburd chapter 10 Place Management, Guardianship, and the Establishment of Order / John E. Eck Tamara D. Madensen-Herold chapter 11 Corrections and Deterrence / Cheryl Lero Jonson Sarah M. Manchak chapter 12 Community Members and Deterrence / Pamela Wilcox Francis T. Cullen part, IV Final Thoughts chapter 13 An Honest Politician's Guide to Deterrence: Certainty, Severity, Celerity, and Parsimony / Michael Tonry chapter 14 Remembering Ray Paternoster: Contributions to Deterrence, Criminology, and His Students / Alex R. Piquero.