Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Independent Learning Log

Broader Perspective, The Essay Issue

Article : To What Extent is it Possible "To Make the Punishment Fit the Crime"?

Summary :

In this article, there is a discussion on the value of justice and the eternal debate of what can be considered "just" and "fair". While some might argue that punishment that has been meted out should correspond with the severity of the crime that has been perpetrated, this would be a difficult matter to consider. The notion of fairness and justice is perceived differently among individuals. The law can be considered both just and unfair to different perceptions. The sentence for adultery varies with the different continents and judicatures. While it sounds good in theory, an achievement of perfect equilibrium between the punishment and crime committed is still a distant hope for Man.

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