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Inside Criminal Law Michaela Vos University of Phoenix
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Inside Criminal Law The purposes of the Criminal Law would be retribution ( which is just to show the public that there is no tolerance for crimes), deterrence (which is to scare the convict from re-offending and committing another crime by inflicting a punishment on them), rehabilitation (which is to fix them and get them ready to go back into society, and have a job and not be a threat to society), and the protection of society(which is to protect society). The main principle is that if we publicized punishment for the crimes people commit, then anyone thinking of committing any kind of crime would be less likely to do so out of the fear that they would get caught and then be punished. The two main functions of the Criminal Law are to “Protect and Punish-The Legal Function of The Law”, and “Maintain and Teach-The Social Function of The Law”. What falls under the protect and punish function speaks for its self. Legally there are laws the protect the innocent, and punish the guilty. As for the “maintain and teach” function, pretty much what the government does is teaches society what is
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