Religious attitudes to crime and punishment

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Crime
An offence that breaks the law and is punishable through the law.
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Crime against a person
A crime that physically and/or mentally harms another person.
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Crime against property
A crime that damages someone else's property.
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Crime against the state
A crime that undermines the authority of the government or state.
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Law
The rules of society put in place by government.
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Religious offence
A crime against religion or when a religious believer breaks their religious rules.
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Aims of punishment
The reasons why criminals are punished for breaking the law: deterrence, protection, reformation, reparation, retribution and vindication.
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Criminal
A person who breaks the law.
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Punishment
Consequence of being found guilty of a crime.
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Parole
Releasing a prisoner early from prison because they have behaved well and accepted responsibility for their crimes.
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Early release
Criminals who have not completed their prison sentence are let out early without meeting the requirements for parole.
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Order
The state of peace and harmony in society when the law is followed.
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Justice
Bringing about fairness, putting right a wrong action.
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Responsibility
Having a duty to care for someone or something.
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Duty
A moral or legal obligation to do the right thing.
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Forgiveness
Showing mercy, compassion; accepting someone even if they have done wrong.
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Conscience
The inner voice that tells a person they are doing right or wrong.
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Young offender
A person under the age of eighteen who has committed a criminal offence.
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Capital punishment
The death penalty, legal execution of a criminal for the crime they were found guilty of committing.
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A crime that physically and/or mentally harms another person.

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Crime against a person

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A crime that damages someone else's property.

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A crime that undermines the authority of the government or state.

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The rules of society put in place by government.

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