If that person values his/her life, he/she should not take another person’s life. The idealism “eye for an eye” works in this topic. Without penalty, our justice system is a failure. It would fail to bring justice to the victims who died because of these murderers. Our justice system is built to justly punish and bring justice to victims.
I will attempt to prove that the benefit of merely punishing criminals is minimal and that a justice system that prioritises rehabilitation would have far more overall benefit to society as a whole. A third important aspect to the justice system is keeping dangerous and violent individuals off the streets. This often seems to be equated with punishment, while the two are actually quite distinct and separate aims. I agree that there is often a need to isolate dangerous people from society at large, the question here is what our aims for the individual should be while they are in isolation. Emotion (1) Of the arguments one tends to hear in favour of prioritising punishment, the most persuasive are often emotional arguments.
Edward Romero Professor Blay AJ 101 22 Oct 2014 Role of punishment in the Criminal Justice System Since the birth of our country non-law abiding citizens have plagued our society which led to the creation and development of our criminal justice system that administers punishment for any crimes committed with-in our society. Punishment for crimes committed is utilized by the criminal justice system as a deterrence that can result in less crimes being committed in the future. The criminal justice system ensures that the correct punishment handed down to a defendant is appropriate for the crime committed which in turn shows future lawbreakers that their crimes will not be tolerated and will be dealt with appropriately. Depending on the crime committed, the evidence collected and how it is presented to a jury of our peers the defendant is usually sentenced to incapacitation (incarceration/capital punishment) or rehabilitation. The criminal justice system ensures that everyone that commits a crime is punished as a result of the crime they commit.
Since the United States does not have an official religious code to interpret right from wrong, we have to depend on our criminal laws. If the laws are not strict enough, as the Death Penalty is, it is too enticing for our criminals. Therefore making it easier for criminals to kill. Harsh, severe laws provide an important measure of society's values and morals. How can the government be "soft on crime"" How can they let others kill innocent people?
This sentence allows the family and society to carry on their normal life. Society would benefit from life sentences because this would allow criminals to stay locked up, and other innocent people from harm. “Some people support the death penalty because they know that they will receive justice for the crime committed, and they know that some crimes are so severe or harsh that only the death penalty will justify the crime that was committed”(Bob Ewegen, 1994). If the justice system does not give the victims the type of punishment they are looking for then they will take the law into their own hands. Retribution is given to the criminal in order to make sure the victims are satisfied in order for the victim not to seek revenge.
I understand what’s trying to be done with the definitions of victimless crimes but I think every crime should have a determined punishment. Some people like to blame the government for all of their problems. I disagree with blaming them, but I do think it is their job to make fair laws and help to make people follow them. In the matter of the government and victimless
There punishment needs to be in proportion to the crime that was committed. Deterrence is the philosophy of a way of preventing crimes by threatens a punishment. With this philosophy society is making a statement, they are setting an example that certain actions will not be tolerated. Incapacitation is the philosophy that preventing crime by detaining wrongdoers in prison. This is taking them out of society and reducing their ability to commit any other crimes.
There is one giver of life and there for should only be one taker. Punishment should fit the crime, however capital punishment is wrong for moral and religious reasons, and it’s also costly as well as filled with error and against commonly accepted beliefs, but most importantly there are alternative that can eliminated most issue associated with the death penalty. Capital Punishment is against moral and religious values. Since we were old enough to understand we began being taught certain dos and don’ts of life. These particular values mold us as well as set example for the way that we are supposed to live our lives.
New evidence may surface long after the case is closed. So if a person has already been put to death, Would not that amount to killing an innocent? In some extreme cases, it is not possible to reform the hardcore criminal and serial killers and ruthless terrorists . If we let them free, we re only giving them the second chance to murder and more innocent people will lose their life as a result of leniency of law. We talk about mercy being the greatest quality of god but when we beg for our sins, should not we also as humane society learn to show mercy?
In this paper I will tell you what justice means to me in general as well as what it means to me as a future juvenile probation officer. In general, justice to me means that a criminal must be punished for the crime that he/she has committed. To be just and fair, the punishment must fit the crime. For instance, you would not want to seek the death penalty for someone who only committed burglary and you would not want to give someone only one to two years in prison for murder. The punishment should also increase for repeat offenders.