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THE MISSING LINK IN GENERAL DETERRENCE RESEARCH
GARY KLECK1; BRION SEVER2; SPENCER LI1; MARC GERTZ1
2005-08-18
Source PublicationCRIMINOLOGY
ISSN0011-1384
Volume43Issue:3Pages:623-659
Abstract

Research on the deterrent effects of punishment falls into two categories: macro-level studies of the impact of aggregate punishment levels on crime rates, and individual-level studies of the impact of perceived punishment levels on self-reported criminal behavior. For policy purposes, however, the missing link-ignored in previous research-is that between aggregate punishment levels and individual perceptions of punishment. This paper addresses whether higher actual punishment levels increase the perceived certainty, severity, or swiftness of punishment.

Telephone interviews with 1,500 residents of fifty-four large urban counties were used to measure perceptions of punishment levels, which were then linked to actual punishment levels as measured in official statistics. Hierarchical linear model estimates of multivariate models generally found no detectable impact of actual punishment levels on perceptions of punishment. The findings raise serious questions about deterrence-based rationales for more punitive crime control policies.

KeywordDeterrence Punishment Perception Of Risk
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.0011-1348.2005.00019.x
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaCriminology & Penology
WOS SubjectCriminology & Penology
WOS IDWOS:000231485500004
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
Affiliation1.Florida State University
2.Monmouth University
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GARY KLECK,BRION SEVER,SPENCER LI,et al. THE MISSING LINK IN GENERAL DETERRENCE RESEARCH[J]. CRIMINOLOGY,2005,43(3):623-659.
APA GARY KLECK,BRION SEVER,SPENCER LI,&MARC GERTZ.(2005).THE MISSING LINK IN GENERAL DETERRENCE RESEARCH.CRIMINOLOGY,43(3),623-659.
MLA GARY KLECK,et al."THE MISSING LINK IN GENERAL DETERRENCE RESEARCH".CRIMINOLOGY 43.3(2005):623-659.
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