Terri McCauley
Axia College of University of Phoenix
May 16, 2010

    Conventionally society understands of three arguments for the punishment of offenders. One of the first arguments is that punishment is obliging ethically, and that punishment is essential for the public to experience ethically content. The other two explanations are that punishment deters crime and that punishment may rehabilitate the offender. Before one can come up with a conclusion on how effective punishments are, one must look into the life of the crime. To do this, an individual must understand the meaning of deviance. Is deviance in civilization a natural occurrence or is deviance in civilization a curiosity. Is deviance sociological or emotional? What forces citizens to execute acts of crime? Some people believe that people are born with a gene of deviance that activates at any time. Deviance is frequently been analyze as an individual event that has come into effect by psychological factors and genetic, social, and stress factors that lead a person to commit acts of crime, which are scandalous to the eyes of civilization. Our culture uses four forms of punishment that helps lower the crime rate.
    During the past crime has not affected only civilization, but crime was thought to have also been aimed at God himself. Although retribution is a form of punishment, the Bible explains that the punishment should not exceed the crime. This is meant to explain that the punishment should match the crime. Any member of civilization, which was the offender was to be punish equally, and as atrocious as the crime that the offender did commit. Some people may not have the same opinion that justice is served because the punishment does not bring back the dead or relieve the pain that a love one experiences. However, to please society‚Äôs need for punishment, retribution is necessary by punishing the offender, which by this means causes affliction to the same degree that the...