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How Criminal Punishment Should Work

On the topics of adult vs juvenile justice and prison education

Photo by Emiliano Bar on Unsplash

The purpose of punishment isn’t either of these claims, to restore equality or to give people what they deserve, but rather that it is to teach the criminal about morality.

“Since the establishment of the first juvenile court in Cook County, Illinois in 1899, states have recognized that children who commit crimes are different from adults; as a class, they are less blameworthy, and they have a greater capacity for change.”(4)

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Tyler Piteo-Tarpy

Essayist, poet, screenwriter, and comer upper of weird ideas. My main focus will be on politics and philosophy but when I get bored, I’ll write something else.