Ch 4 Critical Thinking


1. Are criminals rational decision makers, or are they motivated by uncontrollable psychological and emotional drives?

2. Would you want to live in a society where crime rates are low because criminals are subjected to extremely harsh punishments, such as flogging?

3. If you were caught by the police while shoplifting, which would you be more afraid of: receiving punishment or being ashamed to face your friends and


4. Is it possible to create a method of capital punishment that would actually deter murder—for example, by televising executions? What might be some

negative consequences of such a policy?

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