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Unformatted text preview: J Heres the criticism at work: Lets say police wanted to reduce the amount of house burglary occurring. To do this, the police, in the event of a house burglary, find homeless people that they can frame and throw in prison. The next day, the papers will say that the streets are safer and would discourage more people from committing that crime. Though the end was reached (greater happiness), the people who actually did the crime still arent punished. o Retributivism the justification for punishment is that the person deserves it for the crime they committed (backward-looking) J the person who would hold to this theory from this course would be Kant; if ur going to punish someone its cuz thats the right thing to do...
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- Spring '11