For example, if the consequence for a late paper was a one-point reduction out of a hundred, then more students would turn their papers in late because the consequence would be less severe. On the other hand, if the reduction for being late was a five-point reduction, students would tend to return papers on time.
Social Control
Jay Bailey

But according to this logic, the death penalty should be a great deterrent. But, as you stated, it’s not.

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