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[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / D. Justice / 3. Punishment / b. Retribution for crime]

Full Idea

One criticism of the retributive theory of punishment is that it is hard to know how to fit the punishment to the crime. What punishment should correspond to stealing chickens?

Gist of Idea

How should the punishment fit the crime (for stealing chickens?)


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 7 'Rationales')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.178

A Reaction

The ancient world was more keen on restitution for such crimes, which makes much better sense. Buy them some chickens, plus twenty percent.