Types and Aims of Punishment

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Vindication
To uphold the image of the law. If we have laws, then we should punishments or otherwise there would be no point in having the laws.
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Protection
To protect society from the behaviour of an individual. It stops them from repeating their actions. Example: Puting someone in jail if they have repeatedly broken the law.
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Retribution (a.k.a. revenge)
To give a punishment that befits the crime committed. Example: A long life sentence for ****.
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Deterrence
To put people off committing crimes.Example: Fines. People don't want to lose extortionate amounts of money, and so they won't commit the crime.
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Reform
To help the offender change so they don't want to commit any more crimes. Example: Community Service. It is hoped that the offender would see why they should not break the law.
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Card 2

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To protect society from the behaviour of an individual. It stops them from repeating their actions. Example: Puting someone in jail if they have repeatedly broken the law.

Back

Protection

Card 3

Front

To give a punishment that befits the crime committed. Example: A long life sentence for ****.

Back

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Card 4

Front

To put people off committing crimes.Example: Fines. People don't want to lose extortionate amounts of money, and so they won't commit the crime.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

To help the offender change so they don't want to commit any more crimes. Example: Community Service. It is hoped that the offender would see why they should not break the law.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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