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note on optimal deterrence when individuals choose among harmful acts

Steven Shavell

note on optimal deterrence when individuals choose among harmful acts

by Steven Shavell

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Punishment in crime deterrence.,
  • Law enforcement -- Economic aspects.,
  • Criminal behavior, Prediction of.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSteven Shavell.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper no. 3061, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 3061.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination19 p. :
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22436947M

      Deterrence Theory: Punishment is used to deter people from committing a crime. It is divided into special deterrence and general deterrence. Special deterrence imposes punishment to discourage a person from committing a crime whereas general deterrence punishes an offender to make an example out of him. Conducting deterrence requires finding things to threaten to do that fall where the three spectra overlap. The boundaries of this area can readily change, not only over time but also during a confrontation, even just after an attack. 3 It is important to note that deterrence is not only used to prevent attacks and war via threats of harm.

    A suicide note or death note is a message left behind when a person dies by suicide, or intends to die by suicide.. A study examining Japanese suicide notes estimated that 25–30% of suicides are accompanied by a note. However, incidence rates may depend on ethnicity and cultural differences, and may reach rates as high as 50% in certain demographics.   Free Online Library: No, capital punishment is not morally required: deterrence, deontology, and the death penalty.(response to article by Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule in this issue, p. ) by "Stanford Law Review"; Capital punishment Ethical aspects Deontology Laws, regulations and rules.

    a) Some individuals are incapable of maturing in a reasonable and timely fashion. b) As people mature, the factors that influence their behavior change. c) The decision to violate the law comes after a careful weighing of the benefits and costs of criminal behaviors. d) Early onset of antisocial behavior predicts later and more serious criminality. Public opinion surveys suggest that many people think mental illness and violence go hand in hand. A national survey found, for example, that 60% of Americans thought that people with schizophrenia were likely to act violently toward someone else, while 32% thought that people with major depression were likely to do so.


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A Note on Optimal Deterrence When Individuals Choose Among Harmful Acts Steven Shavell. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in August NBER Program(s):Law and Economics The theory of deterrence has been concerned primarily with situations in which individuals consider whether to commit a single harmful act (whether to discharge a pollutant into a lake, whether to steal a car) Cited by: 4.

Get this from a library. A Note on Optimal Deterrence When Individuals Choose Among Harmful Acts. [Steven Shavell; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- Abstract: The theory of deterrence has been concerned primarily with situations.

Abstract: in which individuals consider whether to commit a single harmful act. Abstract: (whether to discharge a. Note on optimal deterrence when individuals choose among harmful acts. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Steven Shavell; National Bureau of Economic Research.

It is shown in the present note that sanctions may increase more with harm when individuals choose among harmful acts than when individuals choose only whether to commit single harmful acts. The reason is that a higher gradation of sanctions encourages the undeterred to commit less note on optimal deterrence when individuals choose among harmful acts book by: 4.

It is shown in the present note that sanctions may increase more with harm when individuals choose among harmful acts than when individuals choose only whether to commit single harmful acts.

The reason is that a higher gradation of sanctions encourages the undeterred to commit less harmful : Steven Shavell.

"A Note on Optimal Deterrence When Individuals Choose among Harmful Acts," Discussion Paper No. 57, Program in Law and Economics, Harvard Law School. SHAVELL, STEVEN. "Specific versus General Enforcement of Law." journal ofPolitical Econ.

ting harmful acts: it influences which harmful acts undeterred individuals choose to commit. Notably, undeterred individuals will have a reason to commit less rather than more harmful acts if expected sanctions rise with harm.

This tendency is sometimes said to reflect marginal deterrence because an individual. 28 Optimal-deterrence the ory applies to a s ingle firm. The af fected sales of indi vidual mem bers of cartels are usuall y not publicly known, so A S for the whole cartel is f requently used as a.

Optimal enforcement policy has only been mentioned in passing, and many key ideas in the deterrence literature have been omitted: marginal deterrence (see Shavellp. ), specific deterrence (see Shavellp. ), the roles that can be played by a fault standard or affirmative defenses in designing sanctions (see Shavellpp.

Given the preceding analysis, all moderate and weak believers (i.e., those for whom A 2g) will sin. Fig. 1 summarizes the amount of period-two sinning that takes place as a function of comparison to the redemption with penance regime, overall.

The authors characterize optimal enforcement in a setting in which individuals can select among various levels of some activity, all of which are monitored at the same rate but may be prosecuted. In sociology, deviance describes an action or behavior that violates social norms, including a formally enacted rule (e.g., crime), as well as informal violations of social norms (e.g., rejecting folkways and mores).Deviance is a behavioural disposition that is not in conformity with an institutionalized set-up or code of conduct.

[citation needed] Although deviance may have a negative. The definition, (used, especially before a noun, with a specifying or particularizing effect, as opposed to the indefinite or generalizing force of the indefinite article a or an): the book you gave me; Come into the house.

See more. Punishment is the imposition of an undesirable or unpleasant outcome upon a group or individual, meted out by an authority —in contexts ranging from child discipline to criminal law—as a response and deterrent to a particular action or behavior that is deemed undesirable or unacceptable.

The reasoning may be to condition a child to avoid self-endangerment, to impose social conformity (in. The possibilities of deterrence should not be ignored.

As an approach to security policy, deterrence still has a role to play, although not the role it was granted during the Cold War. Deterrence still helps explain why states, and even non-state actors, fail to act against the interests of others.

____ felt that society encourages individuals to commit deviance by pressuring individuals to commit it. Robert K. Merton ____ analyzed American Societies cultural emphasis on the goal of success to all classes, even though the legitimate means of achieving success are not available to all classes.

According to the 18th century social philosopher, _____, people choose to act after weighing costs and benefits; they believe that their actions will bring them an increase in pleasure and a reduction in pain. Realistically, however, truck- ers can overload a little or a lot, factories choose among many degrees of pollution, and even burglars decide how many houses to raid.

In such contexts, of margznal deterrence (Stigler ), stepping up enforcement against one level of the activity may induce a switch to a more harmful act instead. Among these, the best known—and most widely studied—is California’s repeat-offender reform, which took effect in and deterrence of criminal acts altogether—as well as the possibility that police may be effective in one dimension but less so in the other.

including among high-risk individuals. The heterogeneity in POP’s. The principal contribution of the article is to demonstrate that it may be optimal to treat repeat offenders disadvantageously because such a policy serves to enhance deterrence: When an individual contemplates committing an offense in the first period, he will realize that if he is caught, not only will he bear an immediate sanction, but also.

Altruistic acts cost an individual more than he or she gains. Criminal acts do just the opposite. edly choose between public order and individual rights. Moreover, crime amplifies Examples of important direct effects that can produce interactions among ecological, microlevel, and macrolevel factors associated with crime.Racism can traumatize, hurt, humiliate, enrage, confuse, and ultimately prevent optimal growth and functioning of individuals and communities.” (Harrell ) This article argues that interpersonal racial discrimination is an important source of offending among African Americans and thus a contributor to racial disparities in crime.

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