Religious Attitudes to Crime and Punishment

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What are the 3 kinds of crime and in which 2 sections are they classified as?
Person, Property, State and can either by indictable (serious) or non-indictable (not serious)
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What is Civil Law and Criminal Law?
Civil= disputes between individuals/ groups taken to small/ high court (eg divorce) Criminal= law been broken, either magistrates or Crown courts (eg murder)
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What are the 7 aims of punishment?
Protection, Retribution, Reparation, Reformation, Vindication, Deterrence
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What are arguments for captial punishment?
Justice, give up right to life when murder, the current system isnt working
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What are arguments against capital punishment?
hypercritial, uncivilised, these people are still humans and could be reformed
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Christian against CP
"Thou shalt not kill", is incompatible with teaching of forgiveness, man made in God's image- can be reformed
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Which modern Franciscan writer is against CP?
Father Gino Concetti "In light of the word of God, and thus of faith, all human life is sacred and untouchable....the criminal does not lose his fundamental right to life."
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Christian for CP
"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."/ Romans 13
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St Augustine's quote supporting CP
"It is in no way contrary to the commandment, "Thou shalt not kill"....for the representatives of the State's authority to put criminals to death"
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Roman Catholic opinion on CP
"Assuming the guilty party's identity and responsibility have been fully determined....the Roman Catholic Church does not exclude the death penalty."
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Islamic view on CP
Is accepted but forgiveness is preferable, used for apostasy (turn back on faith) murder and homosexuality, part of Sharia Law, see it as deterrence
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Muslim quote support CP
"If anyone kills a person- unless it be for murder or spreading mischief- it would be as if he killed all people."
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What are the 4 types of prisons?
A= high security, dangerous prisoners B= high security, prisoners moved from A C= Serving 4 years, allowed work and talk with others D= Open prisons, serveillance
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Arguments for prison
Can reform, gain new skills (eg higher education), protects society, act as detterence
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Arguments against prison
costs £35 K/prisoner/yr, over half reoffend within 2 yrs, schools of crime- can learn other tips, prison record- difficult get a job
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Christian attitudes to prison
Good stewardship, forgiveness and justice, "Judge not lest ye be judged"- Matthew
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Name 3 types of punishment
Community Service, Fines, Probation
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What is the age of responsibilty in England/Wales?
10
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What are offenders known as according to age groups?
10-17 are juvenile offenders/ 18-21 are young offenders/ 21+ are adult offenders
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What is parole?
When you are released early but have to report to parole officer on regular basis
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Chistian quote for forgiveness
"But now I tell you, do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you"- Jesus
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What are 3 causes of crime?
Social- angry at society/ Environment- deprived areas, gangs/ Psychological- fuel a drug addiction
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