T O P

If you believe that prison should rehabilitate instead of punish, and someone were to brutally murder a man who brutalized and murdered their child, should they even serve time as they are unlikely to re-offend?

If you believe that prison should rehabilitate instead of punish, and someone were to brutally murder a man who brutalized and murdered their child, should they even serve time as they are unlikely to re-offend?

Clintman

Wouldn't they be serving time while being rehabilitated? And in OP's example, that individual would likely benefit from counseling of some sort while serving their time, since they'd be traumatized from being a victim and a perpetrator of violence.


LiveEatSleep123

In case of stealing and robbery YES In case of murder or battery No


willzoneium

Well if I were someone who agrees 100% in rehabilitation then the degree that the man has to re offend is the degree of the sentence, so here probably not much, however I don't think a system which is focused 100% on rehabilitation would work well.


TacoManifesto

Why wouldn’t they be likely? They could very well have a vendetta against a certain type of person


HatfieldCW

Expanding "prison" to include corrections in general, is say yes. The avenging vigilante had alternatives to brutal murder, and their spontaneous violence, while understandable, should not be considered an appropriate response. They should be tried, evaluated and subject to whatever punishment or counseling or education is necessary to convince them that a more peaceful and systematic path to justice should be preferred. Additionally, a precedent must not be set in favor of angry mob justice, no matter the circumstances.