Summary: Theories Of Deterrence

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In the article by Dr. Walker, I was able to recall several reasons to deterrence as a theory of law enforcement it is poor. For example, in prosecution Dr. Walker states that the criminal justice system has been the same for the past thirty years with the same theories of deterrence and incapacitation. Additionally they have not met the actual objective and that is controlling crime in America. Moreover, he also says that sentencing people to death penalty has not caused any deterrence in controlling crime, in fact, there has not been any “…research [that] has conclusively demonstrated a deterrent effect” in crime (Walker, 2006, pg. 439). Traditional corrections programs is another reason that has not worked, because it has not change many

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