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In these ways specific deterrence is liable to be off-set in its effects by other mechanisms promoting criminal behaviours that are inadvertently activated among those punished. A third mechanism that operates for some, specifically in regard to fines, relates to the means for discharging the penalty. Those unable to pay may commit more crime in order to raise the necessary funds, a process that has been notorious in the case of prostitutes. The foregoing points do not mean that specific deterrence never takes place.
The first is that it risks committing an injustice on the perpetrator. Punishments are backwards-looking, imposed on the basis of what the offender deserves for what he or she has done, not for what they might do in the future. Second, even if it were to be accepted that incapacitation for expected future behaviour were to be sanctioned in the interests of the safety of others rather than the deserts of those incarcerated, predicting individuals’ future criminal behaviour is notoriously difficult.
Crime Prevention Studies Volume 12. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press. , Sharp, C. and Mayhew, P. (2004) Offending in England and Wales: First Results from the 2003 Crime and Justice Survey. Home Office Research Study 275. London: Home Office. indd Sec2:23 04/12/2008 11:35:04 Crime Prevention For methods of examining patterns of crime, in particular those that are spatial and temporal, see Chainey, S. and Ratcliffe, J. (2005) GIS and Crime Mapping. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons. Websites Home Office Research Development Statistics (RDS) http://www.
Crime prevention by Nick Tilley