New Research : Prison time doesn’t actually deter repeat offenders

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The American penal system assumes that being imprisoned is bad enough to deter people convicted of a crime from breaking the law again. But there’s new evidence that prison time doesn’t deter future crimes nearly as well as people tend to assume.

That’s the result of a study published Monday in the journal Nature Human Behavior. In it, a team of scientists from across the country analyzed 111,110 felons’ cases and discovered that there was no correlation between having served a prison sentence and committing more crimes later on.

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Children Whose Mothers Smoke During Pregnancy Are at an Increased Risk of Becoming Criminals

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Smoking during pregnancy can harm the baby’s developing brain.

Smoking in pregnancy can cause harm to the child’s developing brain that puts them at greater risk of having a long-term criminal record, claim researchers.

 

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