Theories of Punishment

Philosophical Justifications of Punishment in the Criminal Justice System

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‘’Punishment is the infliction of some kind of pain or loss upon a person for a misdeed (i.e., the transgression of a law or command). Punishment may take forms ranging from capital punishment, flogging, forced labour, and mutilation of the body to imprisonment and fines.’’ (Zedner, 2004)




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Criminology & Psychology Student. Academic & Creative Writer.

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