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Deterrence is a criminological theory. Deterrence is the idea that someone can be prevented from committing a crime by fear of the potential consequences. Deterrence is the primary theory of punishment in the United States legal system.

Theorists: Beccaria, Bentham.

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See also crime, law, nuclear deterrence

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