Crime and punishment

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GCSE RE Flashcards on Crime and punishment, created by caitlinlauratee on 03/22/2016.

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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 such 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.
Law Rules made by Parliament and enforced by the courts.
Reform The idea that punishments should try to change criminals so that they will not commit crimes again.
Rehabilitation 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.
Why do we need laws? 1. Organise groups of individuals 2. business deals and trade 3. protect people so they feel safe 4. equality to society
What are the four theories of punishment? 1. Retribution 2. Deterrence 3. Reform 4. Protection
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