Crime and Punishment

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Probation
An alternative to prison, where the offender must regularly meet with a probation officer to ensure they do not reoffend.
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Why are many religious believers in favour of probation?
* It is non-custodial and doesn't involve imprisonment, so it keeps families together. *Aimed at reform and prevention. *The punishment can have positive results and gives the offender a second chance.
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'Retribution is the most important aim of punishment' Do you agree?
I agree, because I believe in the quote: "an eye for an eye, a life for a life",where the punishment fits the crime. It can also help deter other people from doing the same crime. Society will feel better if those who offend are made to suffer.
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Why might many religious believers not agree with capital punishment?
They may believe in the sanctity of life: "Allah sets the timespan for all things", where only God decides when someone dies. The executor will also become just as bad as the offender. Goes against the commandment: "do not kill".
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Commiting religious offences should lead to heavy punishment"
Yes, they offend God who should be respected and can also insult & offend Christians & Muslims. It goes against the quotes: "love thy neigbour". ISLAM=HADUD.
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What is repentance?
Being truly sorry for one's actions and trying to change one's behaviour to avoid doing the wrong thing again. Also making up for one's wrong-doing.
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Why may religious believers agree with the use of prison to punish offenders?
*Prison protects society and the offender and deters others. *Provides a chance for reform and repentance& vindicates to law (divinely inspired). Prison allows religious chaplains to work with offenders aswell.
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"Religious believers should always follow their conscience" Do you agree?
I agree with this, because I believe that God created us with a conscience to influence our behaviour and it also informs us of what it right and wrong, so it should be followed. Conscience is God's voice. Gives us freewill, because it gives choice.
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Attitudes to religious offences.
*All religions are against it, they are disrespectful & break specific religious laws which may influence judgement after death. *They offend God. *Bad to break 10 Commandments, teachings of Jesus. *Offend Christians-against quote:"love thy neighbour
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Attitudes to religious offences. - CONTINUED.
Insulting Islam is Hadud- punishment includes corporal or capital. Converting from Islam to another religion is a religious offence. All lawbreakers break Shariah Law, likely to suffer on judgement day.
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"Reformation is the most important aim of punishment".-YES because...
If it works, it protects society from future offending. *Fits well with ideas of mercy & forgiveness-reflects teachings of Christianity. *Gives a second chance to offender. *Can educate others about reform to stop further crime being commited.
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"Reformation is the most important aim of punishment".- NO because...
Retribution and deterrence are more effective. *Deterrence in Islam. *Do not deserve chance for reform, made the wrong choice in the first place.
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* It is non-custodial and doesn't involve imprisonment, so it keeps families together. *Aimed at reform and prevention. *The punishment can have positive results and gives the offender a second chance.

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Why are many religious believers in favour of probation?

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I agree, because I believe in the quote: "an eye for an eye, a life for a life",where the punishment fits the crime. It can also help deter other people from doing the same crime. Society will feel better if those who offend are made to suffer.

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They may believe in the sanctity of life: "Allah sets the timespan for all things", where only God decides when someone dies. The executor will also become just as bad as the offender. Goes against the commandment: "do not kill".

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Card 5

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Yes, they offend God who should be respected and can also insult & offend Christians & Muslims. It goes against the quotes: "love thy neigbour". ISLAM=HADUD.

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