Punishment is an infliction of a penalty that resulted from an offence. Punishment is also naturally justified when administered to those who deserve it. Retributivists claim that people who break the law deserve the punishment they get. Retributivism views punishment as a fair judgment and believe that the state should punish those who are found guilty of their wrongdoing because they deserve it. A person deserves the same treatment they inflict on others.
This suggests that Marlow makes the decision to see the light in the darkness of the situation when he states, “But it was a victory!”. Our attention is drawn back to the notion of “victory”. Marlow feels proud of Kurtz and for this reason he remains “loyal” to him. The irony of Marlow’s loyalty towards Kurtz lies in the fact that Kurtz was a selfish individual and his loyalty extended to his own needs and agenda. Their relationship is
I do not agree with not punishing people who do wrong things. I feel that no matter how big the crime or infraction is, there must be punishment, if not then society will keep breaking the rules, and then we would live in an unsafe world, we would not have a sound mind, and be able to function,
Socrates would rather suffer from injustice for the sole reason of not being shameful. This a turning point of the people welcoming injustice as they would realize that their actions have effects not only to the sufferer but to themselves. In an event where suffering and doing injustice has happened, two types of pain are inflicted on both sides. The sufferer would feel the unjust pain that was given to them. As for the doer of injustice, they would feel emotional pain.
If you have a guilty conscience, you feel guilty about something because you know it was wrong. If you have a clear conscience, you do not feel guilty because you know you have done nothing wrong.(‘Meaning of “conscience” | Collins American English for Learners’) Literally, conscience means that one’s feel between guilty and innocence. Person who killed sombody on purpose or not, he or she will suffer the pain that comes from one’s ethic of human and feel guilty about one’s action because of one’s ‘conscience’. So they’ll have a big
Killing and raping at large scale could’ve been fulfilling and exciting for the defendant Gacy. Even though killing and raping is irrational, according to the egoist theory; it is morally justifiable because it maximizes Gacy's own self-interest. Gacy is also found morally correct under the ethical subjectivist theory. This theory argues that actions
Regardless of the sin committed, sinners can feel guilt and regret at different levels. Whether it is something they did directly or indirectly. Similarly, it is the same for atoning for a sin. Since one can redeem themselves by helping those who were harmed by the sin they committed or they can aid those who need their assistance. Nevertheless, in the end to atone for a sin differs from person to person but the most important thing is being able to transform the feeling of guilt into something that can lead to
During Elizabethan Era, the punishments given out for certain crimes were often brutal and ruthless. Criminals were handed out their punishments depending on how severe their crimes were. There were a variety of punishments given out, but only a few were frequently used. The torture among the different classes were given out depending on people's role in society.
Mandatory sentencing laws often target moral vices like alcohol, sex, drugs, and to friendships and family via prohibition, and crimes that threaten a person's livelihood. The idea is that there are some crimes that are so serious there is no way to accept the offender back into the general population without first punishing them sufficiently. Some crimes are viewed as serious enough to require an indefinite removal from society by a life sentence, or sometimes capital punishment. It is viewed as a public service to separate these people from the general population, as it is assumed that the nature of the crime or the frequency of violation supersedes the subjective opinion of a judge. Remedying the irregularities in sentencing that arise from judicial discretion are supposed to make sentencing more fair and balanced.
Destiny Colon I definitely think that malingering or faking insanity should have an added punishment for the offender who is trying to get away with the crimes that they committed. I feel like if they have some sort of way to show the offenders that malingering will cause more harm than good, there would less false insanity pleas (even though the numbers are already low). Malingering only really postpones the trail and makes it harder for everybody involved in the case. Zanathul Ahmed I do think that the media likes to exaggerate the amount of times that someone actually pleas for insanity.
You brought up a subject that does not get enough attention as it deserves- the affect of incarceration on families. There is always lots of discussion and debate in the media about crime, victims of crime, police, and prisons. I do not think we hear nearly enough about the detrimental affect that incarceration has on families and communities. These effects can be great and long-lasting. Like you mentioned, one negative result is the loss of income from a missing, incarcerated parent.
The law code of Hammurabi, recognized as the first set of rules of laws to exist in human civilization, was written during the ancient Mesopotamia time in 1745BC. The Babylonian law code is a collection of 282 laws carved into a stone. It was discovered in a stone pillar. The code of law was thought to maintain law and order of the ever growing empire under the rules of Hammurabi. Some of the laws are thought to be extremely cruel and unusual in the eyes of the modern American society.
Individual versus Community in Bret Harte’s “Outcasts of Poker Flat” “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” is a short story written by American writer Bret Harte in 1869. This story is an example of traditional American literature of that time. It is a naturalistic story piece which received prominent critical attention when it was first published. Harte describes many of the vices of the society of that time and shows in which ways American public community was found on wrong moral principles. This paper will show the contrast between individuality and community, between a person and public as the main theme of “The Outcasts of Poker Flat”.