Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Calmly Watching

Registered: 04/04/02
Posts: 303
Loc: Kansas
Choose: Retribution or Societal Welfare?
    #925817 - 10/02/02 07:53 PM (16 years, 17 days ago)

I just saw this segment on the news. It was about a jail system that implements this treatment program for violent offenders. The reporter said that after the treatment program, the former inmates are less likely to commit crimes again relative to jail systems that just lock offenders away. Of course there are some people that would be totally opposed to this. But if this system makes society safer, why would we not want to implement it everywhere? It seems to boil down to this: hardcore punishment for the crime and relatively high odds of recommitting (recidivism), vs. not so hardcore punishment and lower odds of recommitting. Fulfill our need for retribution or increase societal welfare.

Is retribution for a crime more important than the welfare of society as a whole?

Concepts which have been proved to be useful in ordering things easily acquire such an authority over us that we forget their human origins and accept them as invariable.- Albert Einstein

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Two inch dick..but it spins!?

Registered: 11/29/01
Posts: 34,240
Loc: Lost In Space
Re: Choose: Retribution or Societal Welfare? [Re: buttonion]
    #925997 - 10/02/02 09:01 PM (16 years, 17 days ago)

In the case of violent crime, both are equally important.

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers

Edited by luvdemshrooms (10/02/02 09:02 PM)

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* A few "welfare" myths
( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 all )
Xlea321 9,519 177 07/30/03 07:19 PM
by luvdemshrooms
* Drug testing welfare recipients
( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 all )
kablamo 4,525 123 10/27/09 03:05 PM
by ScavengerType
* Libertarianism and the military: A question for hardcore laissez faire people
( 1 2 all )
Lion 1,558 31 11/15/10 10:50 AM
by zappaisgod
* Welfare mom now has 14 children under the age of 8....
( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 all )
lonestar2004 6,890 139 05/22/09 03:34 PM
by lonestar2004
* Welfare to Workfare
( 1 2 3 all )
lysergic 2,588 58 10/21/03 01:07 PM
by Rono
* Welfare in tribal societies
( 1 2 all )
somebodyelse 3,695 36 06/27/03 04:35 PM
by Xlea321
* welfare/poverty
( 1 2 all )
JonnyOnTheSpot 2,413 21 06/13/03 04:21 AM
by Xlea321
* Bush: More Work for Welfare starptv23 493 1 05/20/05 05:24 PM
by luvdemshrooms

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Enlil
486 topic views. 4 members, 2 guests and 1 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.019 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 19 queries.