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Crime

An act against the law.

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Judgement

The act of judging people and their actions.

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Justice

Due allocation of reward and punishment/the maintenance of what is right.

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Law

Rules made by parliament and enforceable by the courts.

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Capital punishment

The death penalty for a crime or offence.

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Deterrence

The idea that punishments should be of such a nature that they will put people off (deter them from) committing crimes.

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Rehabilitation

Restore to normal life.

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Reform

The idea that punishments should try to change criminals so that they will not commit the crime again.

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Retribution

The idea that punishments should make criminals pay for what they have done wrong.

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Sin

An act against the will of God.

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Addiction

A recurring compulsion to engage in an activity regardless of its bad effects.

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Responsibility

Being responsible for one's action.