Robinson states that “Rational choice and deterrence theories are two related theories that help understand why criminal justice – including crime control and crime prevention activities of police, courts, and corrections – should help us reduce crime in society” (2012).
Answer one of the following questions:
- How do these theories help us understand the relationship between criminals and law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and society?
- What are some of the results we would expect to see if these theories are correct in assessing criminal activity?
- How would the rational choice and deterrence theories change the policing strategy of your department if you were in a police department utilizing traditional policing techniques or a department utilizing community oriented and problem solving techniques?
Your initial post must be a minimum of 400 words in length. Support your post with scholarly sources, and provide in-text citation in APA style.