By Joel Samaha
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Stephen (1883), the wicked deserve to suffer for their evil deeds: The infliction of punishment by law gives definite expression and a solemn ratification and justification to the hatred, which is excited by the commission of the offense. The criminal law thus proceeds upon the principle that it is morally right to hate criminals, and it confirms and justifies that sentiment by inflicting on criminals punishments, which express it. I think it highly desirable that criminals should be hated, that the punishments inflicted upon them should be so contrived as to give expression to that hatred, and to justify it so far as the public provision of means for expressing and gratifying a healthy natural sentiment can justify and encourage it.
B. Does the conduct inflict or threaten substantial harm to individual or public interests? 2. If the conduct is a crime, is it wrong? Or, under special circumstances, was the conduct justified, as in self-defense? In other words, the actor admits responsibility for the conduct but proves that under the special circumstances the conduct was right (Chapter 7). 3. If the conduct was unjustified, should we blame the actor for it? Or, under special circumstances, such as insanity, was the actor not responsible?
To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level with those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals. But to be punished, however severely, because we have deserved it, because we “ought to have known better,” is to be treated as a human person made in God’s image. (224) Trends in Punishment Historically, societies have justified punishment on the grounds of retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation.
Criminal Law (10th Edition) by Joel Samaha