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2013-01-31 01:40:16 PM
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wambu: quietwalker: There are, historically, three reasons a sane society advocates prison, and 'revenge' is not one of them:

It's just not what they admit to.


Individuals want revenge, but advocating revenge make society unstable.
The more stable societies do not  include revenge or honor as defensible legal arguments.
Individuals don't make laws, society does.

Therefore, a sane society does not condone revenge, even if individuals may want it.
2013-01-31 08:31:24 AM
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miss diminutive: Basically, you are spending a lot of time around other criminals, seasoned veterans who know the lay of the land, and they can teach you the mechanisms - ways to get away with crime."

If they had this knowledge then why are they in prison?


They got caught, so they can teach you what to do to avoid it.
2013-01-31 08:30:54 AM
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I don't know where you come down on the incarceration question, whether it's for rehabilitation or revenge, but I'm beginning to think revenge is the only argument makes any sense.
2013-01-31 08:24:22 AM
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Until we have CORI reform, any time served is going to significantly limit your legal earnings potential, so the difference has to come from somewhere.
2013-01-31 08:17:44 AM
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Only the stupid, inept, or unlucky get caught. So maybe they can learn something from the person who was unlucky...
2013-01-31 07:34:21 AM
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miss diminutive: If they had this knowledge then why are they in prison?


They have a strong nurturing instinct and want to be in a setting where they can best reach a receptive audience.
2013-01-31 07:12:46 AM
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Basically, you are spending a lot of time around other criminals, seasoned veterans who know the lay of the land, and they can teach you the mechanisms - ways to get away with crime."

If they had this knowledge then why are they in prison?
 
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