Crime and Punishment - Key Words

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  • Crime and Punishment
    • Responsibility
      • Being responsible for one’s actions
    • Rehabilitation
      • To restore to normal life
    • Addiction
      • A recurring compulsion to engage in an activity regardless ofits bad effects.
    • Capital Punishment
      • the death penalty for a crime or offence
    • Judgement
      • The act of judging people and their actions
    • Reform
      • the idea that punishments should try to change criminals sothey will not commit crimes again
    • Retribution
      • the idea that punishments should make criminals pay forwhat they have done wrong
    • Deterrance
      • the idea that punishments should be of such a nature thatthey will put people off (deter) committing crimes
    • Justice
      • due allocation of reward and punishment, the maintenance ofwhat is right
    • Law
      • rules made by Parliament and enforceable by the courts
    • Crime
      • An act against the law.
    • Sin
      • An act against the will of God


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