Edexcel GCSE RE Unit 8.4 key words

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Use these as a quick reminder for your key words on crime and punishment

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addiction a recurring compulsion to engage in an activity regardless of its bad effects
capital punishment the death penalty for a crime or offence
crime an act against the law
deterrence the idea that punishments should be of a nature that they will put people off (deter) committing crimes
judgement the act of judging people and their actions
justice due allocation of reward and punishment/the maintenance of what is right
laws rules made by Parliament and enforceable by the courts
reform the idea that punishments should try to change criminals so that they will not commit crime again
rehabilitiation restore to normal life
responsibility being responsible for one's actions
retribution the idea that punishments should make criminals pay for what they have done wrong
sin an act against the will of God
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