The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law Chapter 5: The Three ‘R’s Page 9: Conclusion
And that completes this section on the purposes of punishment.
The State punishes those who commit crimes partly in the hope of preventing future offenses (via rehabilitation, deterrence, and removal)… partly to restore a sense of balance and fairness (via retribution)…
Average Joe looking displeased.
And partly because fuck you, that’s why. (Retaliation)
Now that we’ve laid the groundwork of what CRIME and PUNISHMENT are, it’s time to get into the nitty gritty of the LAW
So let’s dive right in to our next section, where we’ll talk about GUILT and CULPABILITY in Part 6: “I Didn’t Mean To!”