Aims of Punishment (Roman Catholicism Ethics - Unit 4)

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  • 4 MAIN AIMS OF PUNISHMENT
    • Retribution
      • Repayment/revenge for the crime
        • Biblical teaching (OT) 'An eye for an eye'
    • Reformation
      • To help the criminal become a better person by changing their behaviour.
    • Protection
      • To protect society from further  criminal acts
    • Deterrence
      • To prevent others from committing the same crime
  • Repayment/revenge for the crime
    • Biblical teaching (OT) 'An eye for an eye'

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