Crime & punishment - religious teachings

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  • Aim of punishment - reform.
  • In the OT, the aim of punishment was retribution and deterrence. An eye for an eye was called the law of Talan. People were executed for murder, prostitution and sexuality. 
  • New testament views were from the teachings of Jesus.
  • Jesus disagreed with the law of Talan.
  • Jesus practiced forgiveness and reform. He believed only God had the right to judge us. 
  • Christians are against the death penalty because it does not allow the offender a chance to reform and Jesus himself was executed. 
  • All prisons have a chaplin which helps prisoners to repent and reform.
  • The ten commandments form the basis of law and give…


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