Religious studies crime and punishment key words

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Deterrance
The idea that a punishment is so severe it will stop or deterr people from commiting the crime. The prospect of the punishment outweighs the crime.
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Retribution
Taking revenge on a criminal fr their actions.
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Protection
Putting a dangerous criminal in prison/keeping them away from the public for public safety.
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Reparation
Paying compensation for an action done or giving something back to the community. e.g. community service or compensation
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Refromation
The idea that punishments can change an offenders attitude in order to make them a better or changed person.
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Vindication
The idea that laws must be severly upheld in order to enforce the fact that they should be repected.
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Parloe
Temporary or permanent release of a prisoner before their sentence runs out, on the promise of good behaviour. If they reoffend during this period, they will get a harsher sentence.
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Probation
When previous offenders meet with a probation officer to prevent re offending and monitor their behaviour.
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Restorative justice
Offenders must attend sessions where they see why their crime was wrong and its affect on the victim.
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Curfew
When an offender has to return home by a certain time - it can also be used with electronic tagging.
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Card 2

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Taking revenge on a criminal fr their actions.

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Retribution

Card 3

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Putting a dangerous criminal in prison/keeping them away from the public for public safety.

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Card 4

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Paying compensation for an action done or giving something back to the community. e.g. community service or compensation

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Card 5

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The idea that punishments can change an offenders attitude in order to make them a better or changed person.

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