Examples Of Just Desert

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Just Desert In March of 1996, David E. Powers wrote in the Baltimore Jewish Times: “Except outside death row; all over this country the bloodthirsty hold vigils near prisons as executions draw near. In peculiar scenes proponents of capital punishment count down to the instant of death. They cheer when they expect the deed is done. Opposite them others stand vigil against the death penalty. Both groups assemble to celebrate their moral positions, to make known to the world the joy or sorrow they feel when the state takes a life” (Powers, 1996). Just desert is a punishment theory better known as "retribution". When referring to the term ‘retribution’, this can cover a range of measures as this sentencing philosophy can be stretched from…show more content…
Subsequent Acts aimed at reforming the system remaining however within the same sentencing philosophical framework. Some examples include: the Criminal Justice Act 1993, the report of the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice, the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, the Police and Magistrates’ Court Act 1994 and Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 and the Crime (Sentences) Act…show more content…
Based on the facts; believing in “an eye for and eye” is not such a bad thing so long as the justice system follows suit. The time should match the crime equally. There are innocent bystanders caught up in the terror of crime every day and to their horror, end up watching hardened criminals walk the streets because of courts that wanted to lighten the punishment due to a first offence. It is no wonder; people take matters into their own hands. This is not justice and something needs to be done to correct the current situation our justice system is in. If justice is not being served, society is in trouble from
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