Aims of Punishment

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  • Created on: 24-05-15 17:06

Aims of Punishment

  • Retribution - this means revenge for what has been done
  • Deterrent - to discourage others from committing the crime
  • Protection - to protect the public. Especially important if the crime has been violent
  • Reform - To educate and encourage them not to commit the crime again.

What do Christians think?

The bible suggests that some kind of retribution is OK (fracture for fracture; eye for eye; tooth for tooth).

However, Jesus also told us to be forgiving (he forgave his persecutors when he was on the cross). However, that doesn't…

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