Gentle Way Of Punishment Analysis

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Summary Foucault work of “The Gentle Way in Punishment” describes the shift from the excessive force of the sovereign towards a more generalized and controlled forms of punishment. It emphasizing on transforming and improving the individual into a socius through public works and introspection. It discusses the crime and how it is dealt with in a more rehabilitating sense that specific crime need specific moral counterparts. For example, those who are lazy give the counterpart of work. It have moralistic system in which the purpose is not merely to cut off the bad part, but to provide a series of exercises and forced repeated behaviors which are supposed to negate that crime tendency by giving it a built habit that is virtuous which will counteract …show more content…

According to Hunt and Colandar (2011), a word deviant refers to when an individual’s actions contradict with society’s norms. For instance, majority peoples followed norms because society expect individual to behave in morally tolerate with each other. Those failing to conform the norms noted as deviant. In a social context, the task of the society is to blind the action of the social community together. Once failing to act them to the society’s reaction that seem as deviant. For instance, murder is considered as deviant because it would bring disorder to social order because it cause a threat to the innocent people and an unrestrained action would let individual feels unsafe in their workplace, on to the street and even stay in the home (Larsen, 2013). Murder is violated to that particular legal norm and seems as deviant (Hunt & Colandar, 2011). The murderer breaks the law of constitution assault an unacceptable and intolerant action to the society so it considers as against a basic right, especially civil right. We do not have a right to harm other whether it is in intended or unintended behave. Since, everyone is equal in the society and has a right of protection from threats and societies has passed a law to violate murder (Larsen, 2013). In our opinion, we think that getting only imprisonment for maximum of 21 years for murder is …show more content…

Bastoy prison prioritizes rehabilitation as the primary strategy to reduce the risk of future murdering, rather than punish the murderers (Ugelvik & Dullum, 2012). This is because they believe that reducing the risk of reoffending is the most important things to do and if it is failed, what is the point of punishment. For Foucault, “the punishment were intended not to efface a crime, but to prevent its repetition.” Hence, Bastoy aims to instill the values of responsibility, trust, accountability and leadership. It is proven to be effective because the recidivism rates for Bastoy prison are just 16% compared to the rate in the U.S. which is 60% (Ugelvik & Dullum, 2012). The conditions of confinement are focusing on reducing the risk that a murderer will return to commit the murder after they are being released. Bastoy prison uses a system to see whether or not the murderer is rehabilitated as a basis for release from prison. Foucault stated that the “the prison make him promise to do his duty gladly, to behave decently, promising him or allowing him to hope that, before the expiration of the term of the sentence, he will able to obtain his discharge if he behaves well.” The maximum prison sentence in Bastoy prison is 21 years according to Norwegian Law, but it can also be extended to extra five years if the murderer is deemed to be not rehabilitated by

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