English Sentencing Philosophy Of Punishment

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Across the world, various countries impose sentences on criminals for different reasons. Some reasons include to punish offenders, protect the public, change an offender’s behavior, ensure offenders do something to make up for their crime, and to reduce crime in the future. With that being said, the country I chose to have the better sentencing philosophy as opposed to utilizing them all, is England. I chose the English sentencing philosophy because they utilize isolation, deterrence and rehabilitation as a means of condemning their offenders, and by punishing them in proportion to their culpability for criminal activity (Terrill, 2016). By isolating the offender, the British believe their society would be safer and more protected from
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