Crime
Characteristics
Deterrence  Moral Repulsion
Respect for Authority  Habitual Law Abiding Behavior
Police crimes (e.g., traffic, building codes, commerce)
moral inhibitions not enough.  Deterrence useful. Not "fair" not to enforce.

   
Economic Crimes (e.g., market manipulation)
Generally done for economic gain.  Enforcement key.  When thinking of new regulations, ask about enforcement cost.


   
Property crimes (e.g., theft)
Moral inhibitions do play a role.
Effect here is for the group on margin who "might go wrong"

   
Moral offenses (e.g., sex crimes)
Be skeptical about eneral prevention.


   
Murder

 

Most refrain for this reason
   
Rebellion, treason, political crimes