0025. Which statement best captures the utilitarian logic of how social control can deter crime.

A. Punishments should fit the crime. B. If cost of being punished is greater than the benefit of a crime, a rational actor will not commit the crime. C. If the probability of getting caught exceeds a certain threshold, a rational actor will not commit the crime. D. If a social actor is sufficiently rational, s/he will weigh the costs and benefits of committing a crime. E. If the probability of punishment times the cost of being punished is greater than the benefit of a crime, a rational actor will not commit the crime.


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