Appropriate Justification for Punishment
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...punishment. The rationale behind every punishment method is that its degree should fit the crime. The consequence of a crime to the society is used to assess and formulate the most suitable punishment (Hugo, 2010, p. 87). Every type of punishment has its purpose and this mainly includes: rehabilitating offenders, deterrence, retribution and incapacitation (Jenkins, 1984, p.15). In an attempt to prevent people from engaging in criminal activities, authorities may induce punishment to discourage offenders from repeating the offence... ? Topic: Appropriate justification for punishment Number: What is the most appropriate justification for punishment: deterrence, retribution, rehabilitation or...