Crime & Punishment Keywords
Sin - An act against the will of god. E.g. Lying
Crime - An act against the law. E.g. Killing
Judgment - The act of judging people their actions. E.g. A decision
Law - Rules made by parliament and enforceable by the courts. E.g. Speed limits
Justice - Rewarding good and punishing bad and maintaining what is considered to be 'right' in society. E.g. A murderering someone and gets put in jail
Why is it important that laws should be just?
1) If a law is unjust people feel that it is right to break the law
2) If some laws are unjust people may start to think all laws are unjust
3) If a law doesn't give justice people will take the law into their own hands
Capital Punishment is the death penalty. Abolished in Britain 1969.
Arguments For and Against
For | Against
If you take a life you should lose your life | You could be innocent and you couldn't put that right
coasts to much money to imprison someone |