Posted by: Tiw [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: December 02, 2005 09:58PM
What are your views on crime and punishment? I have focused here on two forms that are largely not used in Western cultures but that could make a great difference if brought back.

Corporal - Non-lethal such as flogging, birching or the stocks, etc
Capital - Lethal such as hanging, firing squad, lethal injection, etc
Posted by: Tiw [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: December 02, 2005 10:15PM
I agree with both capital and corporal punishment (in a humane way and not torture though).

I think capital punishment should be used as penalty for murder, rape, people trafficing, paedophillia, drug-related offenses such as producing and selling, treason, armed robbery or assault and other nasty crimes like these.

I would use corporal punishment for crimes such as muggings (where no weapons is used in any way), fraud, theft, and other so-called 'white-collar crimes'.

I would still use fines and financial penalties for minor offenses though as I realise there are lot's of minor offenses where the above punishments are too severe.

I heard that several years ago in Japan they had several thousand gun related crimes in a single year so the government passed a law that said if a person is found with a gun in their posession they could not prove a justifiable reason they would go to prison for the rest of their lives with no chance of parole but if they used a weapon in a crime (even as just a threat) it was an automatic death penalty. The following year they had 3 cases of this class of crime.
Posted by: Tribucian [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: December 03, 2005 10:24PM
It is amazing how the number of violent crimes increased in the United States when most of our educational system eschewed corporal punishment. I would take it one step further. Some may consider this inhumane, but I advocate that the corporal and capital punishment be effected publically. Historically, crime still happened, but you rarely heard of people commiting crimes (especially violent crimes) because they "felt like doing something." This added the shame factor to the punishment.
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: December 04, 2005 02:21AM
Public humiliation and a severe taunting.
Posted by: Tiw [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: December 04, 2005 08:47AM
That was the nature of the stocks, the person would be left in them for a set period of time (including overnight) but unfortunately this sometimes led to the person being raped from behind because he/she could not stop the assailant or even see them. I too would make the punishments public but with proper security winking smiley
Posted by: zxz555 [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: December 04, 2005 10:25AM
Tiw, did you like it? Being taken from behind by a stranger? It´s just that I got an indication that you wrote from personal experience.
Posted by: Tiw [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: December 04, 2005 11:12AM
You sound like someone who has forcefully taken a strange from behind and is now taunting him.
Posted by: aDCBeast [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: December 23, 2005 07:17AM

physical punishment has proven to be an ineffective tool in rehabilitation or illiciting information. So it's not useful.

If you wish to merely use it as punishment, then I question you as a human being. Why would you feel the need to lower yourself to perform behavior worthy of being punished. That is not honorable or just.
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: December 25, 2005 05:28AM
the same death you give to your victim should be the same death you get
Posted by: aDCBeast [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: December 25, 2005 05:58AM


You have proven to me that you have a mental disability.
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: December 25, 2005 05:52PM
Why do you want information to be illicit, Beast?
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: December 25, 2005 11:24PM
Statistics show that those criminals subjected to capital punishment rarely re-offend.
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: December 26, 2005 12:27AM
take a vote d.h.b.
Posted by: aDCBeast [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: January 10, 2006 09:42AM

[email protected]

Then why not use it for Jaywalkers ?
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: January 10, 2006 01:28PM
Irony is obviously wasted on you, Beast
Posted by: Tiw [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: February 11, 2006 09:14PM
Crimes that hurt no-one should be punishable by a fine (amount determined by means).
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: February 12, 2006 02:18AM
10.00 flat rate for a shitty post.:~}
Posted by: Tiw [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: February 12, 2006 08:15AM
Be careful you are not caught with some of your posts winking smiley
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: February 13, 2006 01:46AM
yeah, my bill might be a couple hundred
Posted by: zxz555 [x] - (82.37.84.---)
Date: February 22, 2006 02:06PM
it is one of my favourite books, I should read it again
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