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  • Durkheim's Theory Of Punishment
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    There are many explanations for what punishment characterises. For Emile Durkheim, punishment was mainly an expression of social solidarity and not a form of crime control. Here, the offender attacks the social moral order by committing a crime and therefore, has to be punished, to show that this moral order still 'works'. Durkheim's theory suggests that punishment must be visible to everyone, and so expresses the outrage of all members of society against the challenge to their collective values...
  • True To His Enlightened Nature
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    Intro to European History 3-3-99 Enlightenment Ideas and Political Figures of The Enlightenment Era The Enlightenment of the 18th century was an exciting period of history. For the first time since ancient Grecian times, reason and logic became center in the thoughts of most of elite society. The urge to discover and to understand replaced religion as the major motivational ideal of the age, and the upper class social scene all over Europe was alive with livid debate on these new ideas. A French...
  • Offender In A Just Way
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    What is the most effective way of punishment? Human life is very important it doesn't mater what sex you are or what you have done. If something can be fixed then that's what you should always try to do first. Capital punishment should not be used in today's society. If a person is found guilty and then later on new evidence is uncovered you can't bring that person back to life. Imprisonment should be a last resort; there are other sentencing alternatives, which can work, in the best interest of...
  • More Appropriate Punishment
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    By: Wise E-mail: Capital Punishment I recently read an article from the ACLU, written by Adam Bedau. It explained, quite eloquently, that for society to execute a murderer made society no better than the murderer himself. He said, "The executioner is no better than the criminal". I was impressed by this moral stance, but I was surprised to read that he failed to apply this logic consistently. For example, the he went on to argue that life imprisonment would be a more appropriate penalty for murd...
  • Reactions Of The Society To Extreme Behaviour
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    I agree with the claim that how stable a society is depends on how it reacts to both the extremes of human behaviour, positive and negative. If we go back in time to see how society gradually evolved, we " ll see that the very basic reason for the formation of societies was to exercise a controlling influence on human behaviour. Early man began to hunt animals in groups. These groups became the tribes. Each tribe was governed by a set of primitive laws. Perhaps it was forbidden to kill a member ...

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