RPSE Crime & Punishment

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What sort of campaigns to do with criminals do Christians support?
The Smart Justice Campaigns for more alternatives to custody and promotes initiatives that are effective in changing offender's behvaiour-stopping crime before it starts and tackling the causes of crime for adults and young people-Prison Reform Trust
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Explain Release from Prison.
Britian-criminal will be given sentence length+informed will be eligible for parole at certain point in sentence.Prospect of parole gives prinsoners some hope+reason to behave while in prison.But, victim's family-angry person who hurt relative free
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Give 3 alernatives to prison
Community service given for driving offences, anti-social behaviour/non-payment of fines. Prisoners serving between 3 mnths-4 years released early if agree to Home Detention Order (restricted movements). Suspended Sentence-If trouble again-prison
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What is the problem with Capital Punishment?
Why do we kill people who kill people to show people killing is wrong? There are currently 7 countires in the world that will execute someone on the grounds of homosexuality.
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Who was Sister Helen Prejan?
A Roman Catholic Nun. Became a leading American Suuporter for the abolition of the death penalty. Campaign began with 2 convicted murderes. Spoke out against capital punishment.
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What is Amnesty International and What do they do?
Human Rights Pressure group. No particular religious background to remain impartial. Only 9 countries had abolished death penalty for all crimes in 1961, now AI involved, up to 97 countries. Argue death penalty denail of human rights.
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What is the Christian view of capital punishment?
Jesus emphasises in the New Testament that Christians should be more loving and forgiving (at least to those who show true remorse for their crimes)
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What is the view of Islams on capital punishment?
Prophet Muhammad said:'Whoever kills a sparrow or anything bigger than that without just cause, God will hold him accountable on the Day of Judgement' implying God will carry out any necessary punishment after death.
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What does the example of the woman caught in Adultery (John 8) teach us about forgiveness?
It shows us that we are all sinners and therefore ought not to judge others. He is not saying that committing adultery and breaking the 10 commandments is acceptable. Instead, he is saying have all done wrong+not persistently point finger at others.
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What does the example about Ahimsaka/Anguimala teach us about compassion and reformation?
Story of man who killed 999 people before coming along Buddha who persuaded him to change his ways. This story teaches Buddhists that even the worst criminals can change+see error of ways. Can turn life around.
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