Do you think it's a good thing that the punishment of criminals is executed by an independent system (court with judges, advocates etc. who decide on a punishment) or should the victim be able to punish them instead?
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I think it's good that punishments for crimes are executed by an independent system.
80%
I think they should let the victim/the victim's family take care of the punishment of the criminal.
20%
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Published: March 31, 2015
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SheepMaker's avatar
SheepMakerHobbyist Digital Artist
I think some people might take the punishment to the exstreme if given the chance. So i think it's better if an independent system does it instead 
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
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I think so too!
PRsOwnGlaceon's avatar
Victim for more severe crimes.
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm more leaning towards victim for less severe crimes if anywhere...
PRsOwnGlaceon's avatar
Why? If the crime killed someone, the family should be able to have him killed. Closure.
gardentears's avatar
Omg :0
I'm writing an essay on this topic right now!!!
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Haha, I hope the comments on here are helpful for you then :XD:
Llamagal21's avatar
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Idk... It depends on how bad the crime was and what they did.
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So in what crimes would the family get to decide then?
Llamagal21's avatar
Llamagal21Hobbyist Artist
Hmm....I don't know.:dummy:
Pure-Fire-Legend's avatar
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As others are saying, there are problems with both, but the court system is something constant and something you can trust (even if only to a point), while people's families range as far as the earth, and you never know what they'll want. Definitely think that it's okay how it is.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, same!
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HawkiefaceHobbyist Writer
I believe that while neither option is perfect, an independent system is probably better as a) it's more reliable in facts etc., and b) they're a lot more fair? I can't word it properly but they try and make the outcome just and equal to the charges, whereas the victim/victims family will provide "what they deserve"
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, indeed D:
SimpleRosary's avatar
SimpleRosaryHobbyist Digital Artist
Eh.....
The justice system is definitely far from perfect, but at least it's somewhat organized and civil. Punishment by the victim can get out of hand extremely quick--especially with horrible crimes such as murder. 
On one hand, vengeance is NOT a good thing you want to encourage in people. That's only gonna make things worse, and affect people in an even more negative way. Sure, I think criminals deserve punishment...but I still try to be humane and would only resort to physical punishment if they REALLY deserved it. People resort to crime for many reasons: survival, for a loved one, they had no choice...
On the other hand, it's easy to sympathize with victims. None of us want to be robbed, or have a loved one murdered. You can't blame a victim from being rash, enraged, and/or traumatized by what happened to them. Whatever punishment those criminals get deserve what's coming to them! They should've known not to do bad things! 

The justice system is flawed and I hate the sentence numbers that are currently implemented. Many feel that criminals aren't punished enough. Obvious evil folks are released back into the world only to commit more evil. I can't really pick a side, but I do want to keep the system around for the sake of order.
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Yea, true, it's easy to sympathize with them, but at the same time we need to stay rational as well, in order for things not to get out of hand like you said...
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Until the independent system actually is sufficient enough that criminals actually FEAR punishment, I honestly don't care if a few people go vigilante...

The justice system is quite terribly broken, and from what I hear, some countries have it worse...

That being said, I can't make any definitive answer here...
Currently both options are crap, one especially hindered by "human rights activists" and far too many god damn appeals... (at least, in US.)
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I personally think the first one still is to be preferred.
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DarkGrievous7945Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, but criminals are treated like kings these days...

Maybe if the justice system actually handled them properly, including making them feel what some of their victims have, then I'd have more confidence in it...

Tell me, is it fair that rapists can do absolutely horrendous things to others, and they get a needle of poison, or a fatal shot from a random gun? I say hell no. I think that equally as awful things should happen to them. Good thing their fellow inmates sometimes have enough of a moral compass to punish them for us. Their punishment should suit their crime, maybe experiencing rape as a victim themselves would teach them, and others, a lesson! Same goes for all the others, they do horrible stuff to others, they can expect the same.This also could help if done right, for those small-time offenders who might still develop into model citizens, if they're not given harsh sentences for small things, or even accidents... It's actually a complex matter I'd rather not discuss.... Oh, and another thing: diet of bread and water, and lose all the other privileges. It's bullshit! They get to live like kings at the expense of the taxpayers? that's stupid! Given the choice between seeing a rapist given a life sentence, or even the death penalty, and seeing him slaughtered with no mercy like a pig (ideally by a victim or their friends/family), I will take the latter. Same goes for these serial killers, and the little cowards who take-on people much weaker or smaller than them.
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asinineArSoNHobbyist General Artist
I say the independent. The victim's judgement can clouded by rage and sadness; and the traumatic event they may have gone though may leave them.. scattered.
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I think so too!
TomboyJessie13's avatar
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I'm in between the choices.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh :0
TomboyJessie13's avatar
TomboyJessie13Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, it depends on the person.
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