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Old 2009-02-23, 17:46   Link #15
Spectacular_Insanity
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There can exist no crime for which there is no punishment. If there's no punishment for it, then under the law it is not a crime because crimes are punished.

But what is proper punishment? That's where most people diverge in their opinions. is it an "eye for an eye", or do we take a rehabilitative approach? This is part of the core debate of many countries' criminal justice system.

For instance, would one catagorize revenge as justice? I can see both arguments as to why it would be and why it wouldn't be. It is supposedly righting a wrong, but often causes more pain in general, and thus ceases to be "right" in many people's minds.

This is an extremely hard question that doesn't have a universal answer that I can think of, unfortunately.
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