Crime and Punishment

Why does crime happen?

  1. There needs to be a reasonable prosecution rate.
  2. Criminals need to be doing some kind of cost benefit analysis, to take account of the detterent.
  3. The punishment needs to be sufficiently unappealing

What about the carrot?

  1. Make it harder to realise the financial gains from financial crime
  2. Make legal financial gains drastically easier to come by

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