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  1. Danik 2016's Avatar
    A good book.I think you will like it. Recomend me to Mistigris.
  2. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by desiresjab
    Very interseting, Peter. I cannot say too much because I have a short story brewing on the topic. Nothing ever stopped crime, that I know of, even the possibility of the death sentence. In the old west, if someone rustled cattle or horses, there was almost a certainty they would die, if caught, yet such crimes occurred. In times much harsher than our own, people continued to commit crimes that would earn them death. Criminal activity did not cease because a few were executed or given long prison terms.
    A cost/bebefit analysis goes on before a rational criminal commits a crime, and the result often is that the chance of being caught is smaller than the potential benefit if not caught. They usually are right in the analysis, as long as we aren't talking about "crimes of passion". Burglars is seldom caught, and the punishment is usually small when they are caught.

    Prison is a differnent experience for everyone. Some are frightened to death every second, others only more angered by their confinement. For the latter it is much less of a punishment. At least they have the former to take their hatred out on. Prison sentencing, period, is an out of whack notion. Sentencing, however, is not.
    I agree. There are people in prison who should not be, and there are people on the street on probation who should be locked away. It's largely a matter of what gets the attention of legislators.
  3. desiresjab's Avatar
    Very interseting, Peter. I cannot say too much because I have a short story brewing on the topic. Nothing ever stopped crime, that I know of, even the possibility of the death sentence. In the old west, if someone rustled cattle or horses, there was almost a certainty they would die, if caught, yet such crimes occurred. In times much harsher than our own, people continued to commit crimes that would earn them death. Criminal activity did not cease because a few were executed or given long prison terms.

    Prison is a differnent experience for everyone. Some are frightened to death every second, others only more angered by their confinement. For the latter it is much less of a punishment. At least they have the former to take their hatred out on. Prison sentencing, period, is an out of whack notion. Sentencing, however, is not.