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sin

an act against the will of God.

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law

rules made by parliment and enforceable by the courts.

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deterrence

the idea that punishments should be of such a nature that they will put people off (deter) committing a crime.

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retribution

the idea that punishments should make criminals pay for what they have done wrong.

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rehabilitation

restore to normal life.

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reform

the idea that punishments should try and change criminals so they will not commit crimes again.

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justice

due allocation of punishment and reward.

the maintenance of what is right.

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capital punishment

the death penalty for a crime or offence.

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crime

an act against the law.

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judgement

the act of judging people and their actions.

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