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Unit 8.4:  Religion: crime and punishment

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Unit 8.4: Addiction

 

 

A recurring compulsion to engage in an activity regardless of its bad effects

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Unit 8.4: Capital punishment

 

 

The death penalty for a crime or offence

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Unit 8.4: Crime

 

 

 

An act against the law

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Unit 8.4: Deterrence

 

 

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

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Unit 8.4: Judgement

 

 

The act of judging people and their actions

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Unit 8.4: Justice

 

 

Due allocation of reward and punishment/the maintenance of what is right

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Unit 8.4: Law

 

 

Rules made by Parliament and enforceable by the courts

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Unit 8.4: Reform

 

 

The idea that punishments should try to change criminals so that they will not commit crimes again

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Unit 8.4: Rehabilitation

 

 

 

Restore to normal life

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Unit 8.4: Responsibility

 

 

 

Being responsible for one’s actions

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Unit 8.4: Retribution

 

 

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

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Unit 8.4: Sin

 

 

 

An act against the will of God

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