Q&A 0373 - Unjust punishment? - Douglas Jacoby

When Miss Scatcherd punishes Helen for having unclean fingernails, Jane questions why Helen did not defend herself by explaining the lack of water for washing that morning. Jane does not understand the play of power occurring before her. Helen, trained and docile, obediently withstands her unjust punishment because she respects the great authority Miss Scatcherd holds over her and all the girls at Lowood.

So that would be a reason why you need to accept the unjust punishment. To conquer your fear of it.

The most familiar objections to consequentialist penal theories areobjections to purely consequentialist theories which holdthat the consequences are relevant to question ofjustification (for two simple examples of such theories, see Wilson1983; Walker 1991). For, critics argue, quite apart from the difficultquestion of whether punishment is or could be a cost-effective way ofsecuring its intended benefits, consequentialists would have to regardmanifestly unjust punishments (the punishment of those known to beinnocent, for instance, or excessively harsh punishment of the guilty)to be in principle justified if they would efficiently serve the aimof crime prevention: but such punishments would be wrong, just becausethey would be unjust (see e.g., Hart 1968, chs. 1–2; Ten 1987;Primoratz 1999, chs. 2–3; Boonin 2008: ch. 2).

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"Suarez didn't kill anyone. This is an unjust punishment, the act of an incredible mafia." An important aspect of the Stalinist work camp that thenovel describes is that the inmates have been convicted of activitiesthat do not seem criminal to us. Gopchik took milk to freedom fightershiding in the woods; Shukhov was captured by Germans and then accusedby the Russians of being a spy; Tyurin was the son of a rich peasantfather. We do not know much about the crimes of their fellow inmates,but none of them appears to be a terrible criminal. Whether theSoviet government has enforced unfair laws or simply made falsecharges, the inmates’ back-breaking labor in subzero temperaturesis grossly unjust punishment.

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This should not happen under any logical criminal system. I believe we need to take four steps to reduce over-criminalization and protect Americans from unjust punishment and imprisonment:

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That feel when the number of people you worry about getting killed increases constantly ;_;

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Game by Telltale: The United States is in the midst of an incarceration crisis. Over-incarceration is depleting state budgets and decimating communities. It has also led to the overfilling of prisons, which has degraded conditions of confinement, increased violence, and reduced access to needed medical and mental health care. Judicial sentence modification offers a means to address both the phenomenon of over-incarceration and harsh prison conditions that threaten unjust punishment. Indeed, some legislatures have framed states’ early release provisions as fulfilling goals of proportionality and just punishment. Proportionality is also an express purpose of the proposed Model Penal Code provisions on judicial sentence modification. Below is an essay on "Death Penalty: Unfair and Unjust Punishment" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples. To remedy this shortcoming, the article proposes that states authorize judges, upon a finding of past and likely future unjust punishment, to modify a mentally disordered prisoner’s conditions of confinement. Only with such expanded authority will the process of sentence modification allow judges to reserve prison for those who deserve it and ensure that continued confinement will be a just and appropriate sanction.