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Flashcards in Religion and Society - DEFINITIONS: Crime and Punishment Deck (12):
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Addiction

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

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Capital punishment

the death penalty for a crime or offence

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Crime

an act against the law

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Deterrence

the idea that punishments should be of such a nature that they will put people off (deter) committing crimes

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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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Reform

the idea that punishments should try to change criminals so that they will not commit crimes again

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Rehabilitation

restore to normal life

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Responsibility

being responsible for one's actions

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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