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History of Corrections

To whom is restitution most unfair and why?

The Babylonian Code of Hammurabi and the Judaic Law of Moses have both been described as examples of lex talionis. How are they similar and how do they differ?

What, if any, corrective purpose does the death penalty serve? How does the possibility of executing an innocent person impact its corrective purpose?

What functions are relegated primarily to jails?
Who are the inmates housed primarily in jails?

What has happened to the number of jails in the United States since 1970? What might have caused this change?

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History of corrections

To whom is restitution most unfair and why?
Restitution is most unfair when money is paid to the next of the kin of someone who is killed intentionally. This is most unfair because when a person has been killed he has lost his life, he has not been given back his life and instead his kin has been paid money. So, to the person killed restitution is most unfair.
The Babylonian Code of Hammurabi and the Judaic Law of Moses have both been described as examples of lex talionis. How are they similar and how do they differ?
The Code of Hammurabi is the belief the objective of the law is to give revenge for a victim. This is the same as the principle of lex talionis. lex talionis is the law of retribution. ...

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