Religious attitudes to crime and punishment

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Christian views

'Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the LORD God is giving you.' - this means that Christians should try to follow the idea of justice - that which is fair and right.

'If you brother sins, rebuke him, if he repents, forgive him.' - this means that Christians believe if people are truly sorry for what they have done wrong then we should forgive them.

'Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' - this means Christians should care for all people, even those in prisons, and try to make their…


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