To What Extent Do You Feel That the Purpose of Punishment Is to A) Protect Society, B) Punish Criminals, or C) Rehabilitate and Reform Criminals?
Philosophers believe that punishment is a necessity in today’s modern society as it is a worldwide response to crime and violence. Immanuel Kant believes that if an individual commits a crime then punishment should be inflicted upon that individual for the crime committed.
In addition, there are two more purposes, which can show that punishment is a vital process. They are education and denunciation. Education helps offenders to realize what they did and that it was wrong. Denunciation of the community also helps to become better and to return to the community with new and right views.
But I am sure that punishment so far is the function which separates those who live legally and those who do not. I also believe that the fear of punishment changes people behaviour a lot, as we all are afraid of punishment… is that not true?
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