Crime and punishment teachings

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

if anyone takes the life of a human being, he must be put to death

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

follow justice and justice alone

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

an eye for an eye

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

Conscience - voice of God

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

i take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

make every effort to live in peace with all men and be holy

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

if your brother sins, rebuke him, if he repents, forgive him

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

thou shalt not steal/kill

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

but let justice roll on you like a river

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

when justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

when justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers

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Islam

ISLAM:

Allah doth command you...when ye judge between man and man, that ye judge with justice

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Islam

ISLAM:

then know that God is the forgiving, the merciful

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Islam

ISLAM:

as to the thief, male or female, cut off their hands: a punishment by way of example

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Islam

ISLAM:

if anyone is killed unjustly, we have granted the right of retribution to his heir

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Islam

ISLAM:

the woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, flog each one of them with a hundred stripes

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Islam

ISLAM:

a punishment fit for the crime

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causes of crime

  • social - a family background
  • environmental - unemployment, gangs
  • psychological - mental illness, greed
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Key terms

  • Duty: a moral or legal obligation
  • Responsibility: a duty to care for or having control over something or someone
  • forgiveness:showing grace and mercy and pardoning someone for what they have done wrong
  • repentance: being truly sorry and trying to change one's behaviour so as not to do the same again
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types of crime

  • crime against the person - murder, assault, ****, mugging
  • crime against the property - vandalism, theft, arson, shoplifting
  • crime against the state - treason, terrorism, tax evasion
  • religious offence -a crime against religious laws e.g. blasphemy, sacrilege
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aims of punishment

  • reformation
  • retribution
  • reparation
  • protection
  • vindication
  • deterrence
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young offenders

young offender - a person under 18 who has broken the law

  • 10 years old - responsible in law
  • police warnings
  • youth court/magistrates court:
  • ASBOs
  • crown court:
  • secure training centre
  • secure children's home
  • young offenders institute
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Key terms

  • life imprisonment - a prison sentence that (theoretically) keeps people in prison until they die
  • parole - when a prisoner is released without having completed their sentence because they have behaved well and accepted their guilt
  • early release - when a prisoner is allowed out of prison even though they have not completed their sentence, or fulfilled the criteria for parole
  • prison reform -a movement that tries to ensure offenders are treated humanely in prison   
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other forms of punishment

  • community service - unpaid work that an offender performs for the benefit of the local community rather than going to prison
  • electronic tagging - an offender has to wear an electronic device which tracks their movement to ensure restrictions of movement are obeyed
  • fine - money paid as a punishment for a crime or other offence
  • probation - an alternative to prison where an offender has to meet regularly with a probation officer to ensure that they do not re-offend. movement may be restricted
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Islam

ISLAM:

Muslim countries have the death penalty

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITYl

never avenge yourself. leave that to God. don't let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good

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Buddhism

BUDDHISM:

breaking the law results in bad karma which will affect the cycle of rebirth

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Buddhism

BUDDHISM:

not by violence is violence ended. violence is ended by nonviolence.

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

pray for those who persecute you

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

jesus said 'forgive your brother 70 x 7 times'

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

the Lord's Prayer 'and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us'

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

The Quaker Elizabeth Fry devoted her life to prison reform. Amnesty International, which was founded on Christian principles, works worldwide to campaign for the protection of prisoner’s human rights

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

The story of Adam and Eve shows that everyone sins. Christians believe that people should have the opportunity to repent for their wrongdoing and made amends

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Anglican Christian

ANGLICAN CHRSITIAN:

There is a substantial doubt that capital punishment has any significant deterrent effect - Anglican Synod

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

Justice should be tempered with mercy

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