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Module 2 Discussion Prompt – Just Deserts, Deterrence, and Incapacitation

Module 2 Discussion Prompt – Just Deserts, Deterrence, and Incapacitation

The three theories covered this week (i.e., just deserts, deterrence, and incapacitation) have played a major role in driving U.S. punishment policy for the last several decades. First, select one of these theories and  briefly discuss the pros and cons of correctional policies aligned with this theory. Second, using empirical evidence from the assigned readings (or other appropriate sources), argue whether correctional policies aligned with this theory have been successful when implemented in practice. Finally, argue whether the selected theory should be the dominant correctional theory or not. Support your argument. 

Book:  Cullen, F. T., & Jonson, C. (2016; may be listed as 2017). Correctional theory: Context and Consequences (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.