Philosophy- Crime and Punishment

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What Are the Christian Attitudes to Crime?
Many Christians are committed to reform and rehabilitation because of their beliefs in forgiveness. Most crimes are also forbidden in the Bible (e.g. theft, murder); therefore most crime is also a sin and causes offence to God.
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What Are the Buddhist Attitudes to Crime?
Crime causes harm to others and goes against the First Precept – ‘do no harm’ - ahimsa. Also, Crime may very well attract bad karma, leading to an unfavourable re-birth.
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What Are Three Types of Crime?
Crime against the person, Crime against property and Crime against the state.
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What Are Two Aims of Punishment?
Protection, Reformation, Retribution or Deterrence
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What Are the Christian Attitudes to Punishment?
We should all recognise that we are sinful and should not condemn others. Jesus spoke AGAINST the saying 'an eye for an eye'
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What Are the Buddhist Attitudes to Punishment?
The main attitude to punishment in Buddhism, is one of reform and rehabilitation. Reparation is seen as a good reason for punishment since making amends helps society and offender – it causes good karma
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What is a Religious Belief About Prison?
Religions accept the need for prison - it is needed to protect society and prevent offenders from offending
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What is Another Religious Belief About Prison?
Religions believe that prisons should help inmates to reform, so there must be constructive work and education available along with drug rehabilitation programs.
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