ADJ215 - Week 2 Assignment - Just Deserts2

The concept of just deserts in the criminal justice system has been seen in society since biblical times. It is described in the bible as, “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” The primary basis for this line of thinking is that when a crime is committed or a wrong is done to someone, that the scales of justice are out of balance and that in order for things to be set straight, that wrong must be righted, or the crime must be paid for under some type of punishment. There are many arguments out there that are in favor of using the just deserts model in our justice system, but there are just as many against using it. Either way, both sides present interesting thoughts and credible reasons as to why just deserts are acceptable or unacceptable
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