Philosophies of Punishment

Punishment has long been an argumentative subject within our judicial system. The primary focus of punishment is to deter one from conducting deviant behavior before it happens. In saying this, there are those who argue that the court system continually hands down extreme and cruel punishment for crimes. Punishment has long been a focus of criminologist for years.

Discuss the five philosophies on punishment and identify the one that I feel makes the most sense. Additionally, discuss whether or not I believe our legal system can subscribe to just one philosophy of punishment.

525 word essay with reference


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