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    Explanation of 'just desert', documented arguments in favor of and against just desert, possible fallout for and against just desert.

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    Just deserts is a punishment theory better known as "retribution". When referring to the term 'retribution' this can cover a range of measures as this sentencing philosophy can be stretched from extreme forms of punishment to very mild variations. For example, in its crudest form, retributivism is identical to vengeance. This is summarised in the Roman sentencing rule of lex talionis.

    For example, in 1994, the UK Supreme Court stated in the Gordon case: "Retribution, or the taking of vengeance for the injury which was done by the offender is an important ...

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    Explanation of 'just desert', documented arguments in favor of and against just desert, possible fallout for and against just desert.

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