Crime and Punishment

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Forgiveness
showing grace and mercy and pardoning someone for what they have done wrong.
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Repentance
Being truly sorry and trying to change one's behaviour so as not to do the same again.
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Young offender
a criminal from 14 to 17 years of age.
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Prison reform
a movement that tries to ensure offenders are treated humanely in prison.
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Death penalty
Punishment from execution.
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Community service
a form of punishment in which the criminal has to perform tasks useful to society, rather than going to prison.
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Electronic tagging
an offender has to wear an electronic device which tracks their movement to ensure restrictions of movement are observed.
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Life imprisonment
a prison sentence that (theoretically) keeps people in jail until they die.
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Probation
an alternative to prison where an offender has to meet regularly with a probation officer to ensure that they do not re-offend. Movement may be restricted.
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Parole
when a prisoner is released without having completed their sentence, because they have behaved well and accepted their guilt. The prisoner is monitored to try to ensure that they don't re-offend.
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Early release
when a prisoner is allowed out of prison even though they have not completed their sentence, or fulfilled the criteria for getting parole.
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Punishment
that which is done to a person because they have broken a law.
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Offender
someone who has done wrong, e.g. broken the law.
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Card 2

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Being truly sorry and trying to change one's behaviour so as not to do the same again.

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Repentance

Card 3

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a criminal from 14 to 17 years of age.

Back

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Card 4

Front

a movement that tries to ensure offenders are treated humanely in prison.

Back

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Card 5

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Punishment from execution.

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