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  • Religious responses to purposes of punishment
    • christian
      • important to focus on the causes of crime and prevent where possible
    • ministers and priests may work with offenders and support them
      • bible teaches to forgive those who do wrong
        • if god can forgive then so should christians
        • new testament teaches to love your neighbour + supports reformation
    • Those without sin should cast the first stone - Jesus teaching not to judge others
    • old testament has clear rules for what is acceptable and has punishments laid out
      • an eye for an eye


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