Criminal justice without reason

Central to the success of all democratic societies are the laws which regulate the daily interactions of citizens and the associated mechanisms through which transgressors are judged and punished. Throughout history the laws societies gave themselves evolved on the basis of reason, and in the process they shed those elements of law that found foundation in faith, myth and emphasis on retribution and revenge for transgressors.

Gar Pardy
Published: Wednesday, 11/09/2011 12:00 am EST

Central to the success of all democratic societies are the laws which regulate the daily interactions of citizens and the associated mechanisms through which transgressors are judged and punished. Throughout history the laws societies gave themselves evolved on the basis of reason, and in the process they shed those elements of law that found foundation in faith, myth and emphasis on retribution and revenge for transgressors.

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