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Question by  sahilccet (20)

What are the effects of punishment in today's society?

Does punishment work?


Answer by  jg82 (96)

I do not believe that punishment is effective in today's society. Convicted criminals are not reformed, or corrected, as the system intends. Instead, they are removed from society, and sometimes thrust into better lives than when they were criminals.


Answer by  wigglewasp (781)

I think that punishment is a good thing, especially if it's serious punishment because then it gives an example to others who are thinking of committing a crime. But the affect it has on society is that its given society a mentality that if someone does something really bad that they can just be put to death rather than rehabilitation.


Answer by  cocarabbit (107)

Punishment doesnt technically "work" full proofly, because crimes are still committed when laws are created. However they curb the amount of offenses, which works in its own right.


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

It does not work, because punishment (prison system) is not corrective, only punitive; it does change people, unless it hardens them.


Answer by  mpelle (343)

Taking punishment for committed offenders can go either way. Some people are just born to be evil and others can learn from their mistakes, so punishment can barley affect those.

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