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Justification for Punishment -Retributive getting even with a wrongdoer ------------------------------- critics argue punishment is simply revenge dressed up in legal clothing can lead to cases where the punishment is cruel and have no morally good effects -Deterrence dissuading someone from future wrongdoing so that the punishment is severe enough that the benefit gained from the offense is outweighed by the cost of the punishment critics say human nature have a tendency to ignore the possibility of punishment until they are caught -Rehabilitation The difference between this and deterrence is to change the offender’s autonomous attitude to what they have done, and make them come to accept that their behavior was wrong -Incapacitation Thus it protects the society and is better for the common good Restoration Types of compensation are money, community service, self-education to prevent recidivism Issues of punishment -Punishment of the Young In Florida, a 14 year old boy was given a sentence of life without parole for killing a 6
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