Last night, I attended a DA candidate forum in my neighborhood in Philadelphia last night. The meeting began with a local police officer community liaison talking about crime rates going down in the neighborhood and warning residents not to leave car doors unlocked, particularly when also leaving valuables in view and ended with questions from residents about what the district attorney candidates could do about "drug houses" in the neighborhood. Rich Negrin, the city's former managing director, who received the endorsement of the local Fraternal Order of Police, insisted that the Democratic candidate sagreed on most things. I know you have a crack house over there on Fountain Street… you guys have crime right here, no one talks about it, you know how many armed robberies there have been over at the ?
Unhappy Anchovy Eques angoris On Sabbatical I wouldn't like to reduce the justice system to any one factor, intuitively. I mean, I accept that rehabilitating the offender, reducing future crime, and separating criminals from society are all functions of a complete justice system, but I don't think the lines between them are as clear-cut as the poll would suggest.
On a certain level the idea of criminal punishment is inherently retributionist - to use that framework - but retributionism on the poll doesn't put that retribution into any context.
Why are you punishing offenders? Because the punishment will teach them not to offend again?
Because, on some level, they deserve it, and we have taken it upon ourselves to be the enforcers of some karmic principle of justice? The three 'utilitarian' models strike as crossing over a bit too much as well.
Surely rehabilitating offenders is itself a deterrent strategy, in a sense? Rehabilitation is a perfectly sensible thing to do if your goal is to minimise recidivism; and minimising recidivism, preventing the existence of career criminals, criminal subcultures, etc.
I'm also worried about adopting a one-size-fits-all model of justice and punishment. I would not say that punishment in general has the aim of removing criminals from society as opposed to rehabilitating them or deterring thembut I would say that in certain cases that has to be the primary goal: Crimes caused by insanity or mental illness might be like this, for instance.
I don't know, I just don't think this is a very sensible question to ask. These are all factors that we should take into account when designing a pragmatic justice system.
Or maybe the question is meant to be about what justice is in the philosophical abstract, but the poll and the OP make it look like we're talking about law and social theory, not philosophy or ethics.News, career advice and job resources for ex-offenders.
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