term prison sentences and capital punishment do not reduce crime rates

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9.05.2016

The severity of punishments given for offences has no impact on crime rates ,
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Even when a crime is punishable with long term prison sentences or capital punishment, it still doesn’t have any impact, and individuals will still commit crimes,
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A new study examined social,
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Headed up by Professor Michel Lander at from HEC Paris business school, the factors included social integration,
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The study revealed that the severity of the punishment, even for offences which held the threat of long term prison sentences or capital punishment did not reduce crime rates.

In fact, increasing police presence in the community and therefore the chance of getting caught was a far better deterrent.

"To know how to prevent crime, we really have to understand its drivers, as different crimes are prompted by different environmental causes. Property offences,
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"This means that originating from a larger household may make a person less likely to commit property crimes, yet will have almost no influence over whether they may be involved in a violent crime", says Professor Lander.

Lander suggests police services should be more aware of the diversity within their communities as his study revealed a strong correlation between heterogeneity and crime.

Furthermore,
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He adds: "Where economists and social scientists often disagree about what drives criminal activity, I believe both perspectives must interact in order for us to maximise our understanding and response.

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