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Deterrence, why we must think again

Ken Coates

Deterrence, why we must think again

by Ken Coates

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Published by Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation in Nottingham .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear nonproliferation.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    StatementKen Coates.
    SeriesSpokesman pamphlet -- no. 76
    The Physical Object
    Pagination11 p. :
    Number of Pages11
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16534277M

    Thinking About Crime The debate over deterrence by James Q. Wilson THE average citizen hardly needs to be persuaded that crimes will be committed more frequently if, other things being equal. Deterrence is at the heart of the preventive aspiration of criminal justice. Deterrence, whether through preventive patrol by police officers or stiff prison sentences for violent offenders, is the principal mechanism through which the central feature of criminal justice, the exercise of state authority, works – it is hoped -- to diminish offending and enhance public safety.

    Short, insightful, and well written. You can't ask for much more from a book on international political theory. Published in , Deterrence addresses the theory of deterrence as it was shortly the United States invaded Iraq, animated by the alternative idea of pre-emption. Freedman is not beholden to a single theory of international relations unlike many other scholars in his field/5. to be known as deterrence theory. Deterrence theory was revived in the s when various economists and criminologists began to speculate about the topic again, not only as an explanation for why people commit crime but also as a solution to crime (Pratt et al., ). The principal assumptions made by the theory include: (1) a message is relayed.

    deterrence that occurs when offenders already punished for law breaking decide not to commit another crime because they do not want to face legal consequences again Marginal deterrence the effect of increasing the severity, certainty, and/ or swiftness of legal punishment. Deterrence theory is the idea that an inferior force, by virtue of the destructive power of the force's weapons, could deter a more powerful adversary, provided that this force could be protected against destruction by a surprise attack. This doctrine gained increased prominence as a military strategy during the Cold War with regard to the use of nuclear weapons and is related to, but distinct.


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Deterrence, why we must think again. [Ken Coates] Nuclear warfare -- Deterrence - Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation viewpoints. Confirm this request. You may have already requested this item.

Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library. The first half of the book gives the history of deterrence, describes different types, and contrasts the concept with its competitors, including prevention, pre-emption, and compellence.

He also draws on the literature from criminology, which is rarely considered in the international context.5/5(3). We should guard against reinventing deterrence theory merely because there are new technologies that did not exist thirty years ago.

Al Mauroni is the director of the US Air Force Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies and author of the book Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction: Assessing the U.S.

Government’s Policy. The views expressed. Deterrence theory says that people will obey the law if the punishment is swift, certain and severe. It has been used to explain why a higher certainty of getting caught reduces the incidences of.

The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law Chapter 4: Deterrence Page 1: Think Twice. The Criminal Lawyer’s Guide to Criminal Law (with pictures!) Part 4: “Don’t Do That Again!” NARRATOR. Rehabilitation is the “enlightened” purpose of punishment—for what that’s worth. again become a principal theme in U.S.

defense policy. In deterrence and dissuasion must be conceived primarily as an effort Understanding Deterrence Michael J. Mazarr. 2 potential aggressor, including its theory of deterrence (taking into account what it values and why).

In File Size: KB. And, to say it again: We know more now. We know a lot about deterrence — and rogue regimes, and aggressors, and the limits of appeasement. This is what makes current naivety so irritating. Deterrence theory, the most prominent choice-based theory, is based on the idea that people engage in crime when the anticipated benefits of committing a crime outweigh the likely costs of crime.

Conversely, the person is deterred from crime when the costs of crime outweigh the expected or predicted gains (Pratt et al., ). ture must stand by itself. If the abstract models contain empirical falsities, we must jettison the models, not gloss over their inadequacies.

—Paul Samuelson1 P ROPONENTS of "rational deterrence theory" contend that it is conceptually sound, a good predictor of strategic behavior, and a suc-cessful strategy of conflict by: commit the crime(s) again. Examples of rehabilitation and deterrence When we think of rehabilitation, we often think of sentencing drug users and drunk drivers to treatment or the violent offenders to “anger management.” These are classic examples but there are many more.

Think of File Size: KB. The only thing we can do is prepare ourselves to take actions much more serious than deterring North Korea. One more observation on deterrence: if the United States’s use of nuclear weapons is unthinkable, there is no deterrence.

For deterrence to work other countries must believe that we can and will use nuclear weapons if provoked. deterrence since only those offenders not deterred come to the notice of law enforcement. Thus, we may never know why others do not offend.

GENERAL AND SPECIFIC DETERRENCE There are two basic types of deterrence general and specific. General deterrence is designed to prevent crime in the general population. Thus, the. tion or just deserts—think that this practice is morally reprehensible, because “Peter” is being used as a means to benefit society.

Why should we punish Peter in such a way in the. deterrence is that its effects are. specific deterrence. Book Description. Deterrence is at the heart of the preventive aspiration of criminal justice. Deterrence, whether through preventive patrol by police officers or stiff prison sentences for violent offenders, is the principal mechanism through which the central feature of criminal justice, the exercise of state authority, works – it is hoped -- to diminish offending and enhance public safety.

Deterrence in relation to criminal offending is the idea or theory that the threat of punishment will deter people from committing crime and reduce the probability and/or level of offending in is one of five objectives that punishment is thought to achieve; the other four objectives are denunciation, incapacitation (for the protection of society), retribution and rehabilitation.

ture must stand by itself. If the abstract models contain empirical falsities, we must jettison the models, not gloss over their inadequacies.-Paul Samuelson, PROPONENTS of "rational deterrence theory" contend that it is conceptually sound, a good predictor of strategic behavior, and a suc-cessful strategy of conflict management.

The Great American Gamble makes a seminal contribution to our understanding of deterrence theory and the profound influence of theory on national security policy. In this definitive work, Keith Payne presents the most insightful retrospective on the development and consistency of U.S.

strategic thinking across decades of Democratic and 5/5(3). As a concept, deterrence has launched a thousand books and articles. It has dominated Western strategic thinking for more than four decades. In this important and groundbreaking new book, Lawrence Freedman develops a distinctive approach to the evaluation of deterrence as both a state of mind and a strategic option.

This approach is applied to post-cold war crisis management, and the utility. The Deterrence Argument Let us turn now to the deterrence argument (DA). There are many versions of DA, but they all share the common feature that they seek to justify CP on the grounds that it deters potential murderers from actually committing murder.

Deterrence Now book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. With stocks reduced, and plans revised, relations between states with nucle /5(5). Nuclear arsenals could erupt with volcano-like force, totally overwhelming the relatively flimsy veneer of “protection” provided by nuclear deterrence theory.

In the face of such dangers, we must not be complacent. Nor should we continue to be soothed by the “experts” who assure us not to worry because the weapons will keep us safe.Deterrence is about much more than merely threatening an adversary.

It must be conceived primarily as an effort to shape the thinking of a potential aggressor. Any strategy to prevent aggression must begin with an assessment of the potential aggressor's interests, motives, and imperatives.That matches up with what Daniel Nagin, a criminologist and statistician at Carnegie Mellon, has learned about deterrence strategies.

He’s published two reviews of the research on deterrence and was the co-editor of the National Research Council report on deterrence and the death penalty.

We really have no idea whether the presence of the death penalty increases homicides, decreases.