According to Hinman (5), just punishment is the one that happens to those who are proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. This is important because capital punishment is irreversible and hence only the guilty should be executed. However, there are many cases of innocent people who have been sentenced to death only to have their appeals granted at the last minute, or worse, denied and executed. It is on these grounds that Bedau (2007) argues against the death penalty because it is unjust and unfair. About unfairness, he goes on to add that racial and economic discrimination are also a factor to consider when meting out capital punishment.
The biggest issue of banning guns is not only this trivial aspect which I just mentioned, is the entire smuggling network there would be evolving guns. The police also state that robbers would create a huge black market selling people, drugs, and many other objects to eventually buy guns. After all this chaos is established, the government wouldn’t be able to do anything to avoid guns, as they will be all illegal, crime rate percentages would leap, and America's developed nation would slowly lose its
"Moral desert" is just a philosophical notion that a person deserves something based on his or her actions, and it is not cleared up by equality retributivism because equality retributivism calls for us to "behave barbarically to those who are guilty of barbaric crimes" (Nathanson). Another example of this is imagine a rapist. It would be barbaric and morally unacceptable to rape the rapist. Even though it may seem that those who kill should be killed themselves, it really isn't moral and is not universally
In an FBI Report, it is said that psychopaths are not a favorable criminal for the law enforcement because they are able to manipulate the interrogations and authorities. During an interrogation, a psychopath will breakdown and lie, saying that it was the victim’s fault. A jury is most likely to be manipulated to give a psychopath a shorter sentence because “psychopaths are very adept at imitating emotions such as remorse or guilt in the courtroom if they believe it will mitigate their punishment” (Bonn, 2016). On average, psychopaths have a 2.5 times chance of getting released than those offenders that are not considered psychopaths. Unlike males, females with psychopathy take up one percent of the
According to Julia Kristeva “any crime, because it draws attention to the fragility of the law, is abject, but premeditated crime, cunning murder are even more so because they heighten the display of such fragility” (2002: 232). This essay argues, that Dexter is an abject, as he attracts and disgusts, and transgresses both moral and physical borders. These elements of abjection are established by means of the narrative, as well as by technical codes and mise-en-scène codes. The first indicator that shows an implication of the abject notion in this scene (Dexter. Season 6, episode 12) is ambiguity of Dexter in terms of attraction and disgust.
Littering, speeding, pollution and every other ‘small’ law is at most a gateway to laws considered ‘bigger’ in aspects of the crime and its punishment when broken. Those who are not scofflaws and actually take in consideration to our society, can detect a true scofflaw and react towards their actions in a violent manner. When pollution, be it noise or waste, is committed around a ‘good’ citizen, he or she usually reacts in a violent tone to show that they do not condone the breaking of the small law. And the one who committed the crime, which in this case is pollution, would react back at an equal tone, causing something worse than pollution. The breaking of these ‘small’ laws is not to be taken lightly by justice and should have its consequences.
The most common type of offender that got technical violations were high risk with serious criminal history (Stevens-Martin et al, 2014). Usually the low risk offenders that tend to get a technical violation would get lenience by the judge (Steven-Martins et al, 2014). Offenders that resulted in completing probation were mostly employed (Steven-Martins et al, 2014). The only factors that made a difference in determining who was most likely to get a technical violation were in age, gender, employment and income (Stevens-Martin et al, 2014). Each of these factors shows how a person is likely to violate probation because they were exposed to a different circumstance.
Trippett establishes his perspective of these anti-law abiding citizens by saying; “When it comes to tax codes, or laws against littering or speeding or noise pollution, more and more ordinary people become scofflaws.” Trippett’s theory on the bust of our societal foundation and structure is the most perceptible aspect of information in his stance on the deteriorating strength of constructional law that is expressed in his passage. Trippett carefully exposes the source of this phenonem, it’s actually those who blame the failing reigns of law-and-order by the violence of others, and yet choose to break the law then most convenient to them.
“Hate crime” laws are defined as a crime based around a prejudice. There are two different types of hate crimes. One type of law gives a specific group protection that other people do not have. The penalty enhancement law is the other, and this law “requires that a defendant receive a stiffer sentence if it can be proved that the victim was chosen due to prejudice” (citation). The people who support these hate crime laws argue that the laws will stop further hate crimes.
Creon said in line 121 that he should be punished indeed, and that he is deserving of what he gets. The story has shown him be the opposite of this before, and not willing to accept what has happened. For example, when he did not let go to Polyneices and made the messenger search for who it was that has done such a “horrible thing” and “gone against his word” while what Antigone has done, was truly the right thing to do. This has shown has Creon has gone from being not very admirable to being very admirable in the end of the story. Creon is a tragic hero in the Antigone because of many reasons.