Public judgments of crime seriousness are important because:

(a) these judgments are part of a society’s ways of thinking, feeling, and acting.
(b) these judgments help determine criminal appropriate penalties for offenders.
(c) people’s perceptions of crime seriousness affect their own views of appropriate punishment for criminal offenders, and also, to some extent, their own fear of crime.
(d) a, b, and care all correct

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