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Thomas Tadros Wrongness And Criminalization

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In Tadros’ paper, “Wrongness and Criminalization,” he focused on the issues of the various definitions of wrongness and how such acts considered as wrong are criminalized, yet other wrong acts are not. Necessarily, there are other factors at play when deciding whether to criminalize a wrongful act. In a section of his paper, Tadros focused on the argument of criminalizing the possession of knives to ensure the safety of the public. In theory, this would be effective as those possessing knives in a public place would necessarily be violating the law, and be sanctioned. The sanction will also act as a deterrent to potential violators as well as preserve the lives of the citizens. This knife analogy is in fact implemented in Japan with regards
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