Does It Really Work? A Critique of Fear-Based Crime Prevention
Vrettos, Jim S., Tikkun
THE MASS MEDIA ARE BUZZING ABOUT THE "FRESH twists" that contemporary criminologists are putting on their field's classical deterrence paradigm. Both conservatives and liberals are finding reasons to praise CUNY professor David Kennedy, the patron saint of the new thinking about deterrence, for creating a new approach to crime that stresses individual choice and moral accountability without relying on draconian prison sentences.
Kennedy's operational framework is disarmingly simple: offenders are told to stop their misbehavior and, if they don't, they and everyone in their gang will feel the consequences (the stick). In other words, a gang member commits a crime and all members of …
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Publication information: Article title: Does It Really Work? A Critique of Fear-Based Crime Prevention. Contributors: Vrettos, Jim S. - Author. Magazine title: Tikkun. Volume: 25. Issue: 3 Publication date: May/June 2010. Page number: 31+. © 2002 Tikkun. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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