Crime Deterrence in High-Risk Juvenile Offenders

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate


CEU Course Description

There is a link between perceptions of the threat of sanctions and deterrence from crime among serious adolescent offenders.  This CEU course discusses the factors that lead youth who have committed serious offenses to persist in or desist from offending.

Article Author:  Thomas Loughran, Ph.D., et al.; U.S. Department of Justice
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Investigate what is needed for an arrest to deter an individual.

2.  Examine the components of psychosocial maturity.

3.  Scrutinize the age at which psychosocial maturation begins to slow down.

4.  Identify what factors are considered part of the “sanction regime” in which offenders base their decisions to commit crime.

5.  Describe the primary mechanism through which deterrence works.

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Added On: 2016-07-17

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