Crime Sentences

  • Should all criminals be given the same sentence for the same crime? Or should each offender’s personal characteristics be taken into account? If you agree with the latter, provide an example to illustrate.
  • Does crime serve any positive function for society? Identify five industries or companies that benefit from crime. Try to come up with examples that have not been mentioned by other students. Is it morally acceptable for a legitimate business to profit because of crime?
  • Do you think it is permissible for the state to investigate and even prosecute a person who has not yet committed a crime, based on the belief that he will do so in the future?