Deterrence vs. Rehabilitation

Over the next few days, I’m going to be discussing with you the debate between deterrence and rehabilitation within the criminal justice system. I’ve broken the discussion down so it’s easier to read so stay tuned and also give me some feedback on whether you prefer shorter installments like this, or would prefer the entire article at once. Also, please get involved in the discussion; I would love to hear your own opinion!


  • Introduction
  • The Classical School
  • The Positivist School


  • What Causes Crime?
  • Evaluating the Classical Lens


  • Classical Lens: Strengths and Weaknesses


  • Evaluating the Positivist Lens


  • Positivist Lens: Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Conclusion

Get involved and enjoy the debate!

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