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  •  I think we have criminal laws for two reasons: (2+ / 0-)
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    tytalus, ban nock

    1.  To act as a deterrent to those who actually question their actions and
    2.  To punish those who do not

    Sometimes the punishment is meted out in a just and fair manner and sometimes it is meted our for vengeance. Many times the pain and destruction caused by the wrongdoer is so enomous that no punishment will ever be enough.

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