Christians believe that sin is a part of human nature, we all have the potential to commit a crime and criminals should be treated justly. However, there is disagreement on what justice means.
Why is criminal behaviour the result of free choice?
Each person can choose whether or not to abide by the law.
Some people are born genetically inclined to break the law.
People cannot do anything other than follow the example of older members of their family.
What is the aim of reformation?
The aim of reformation is to remove a criminal from society.
The aim of reformation is to punish someone so harshly that they will not reoffend.
The aim of reformation is to persuade a criminal to turn away from crime and change their attitude.
What is the aim of retribution?
The aim of retribution is to punish offenders to the same degree as they hurt others.
The aim of retribution is to punish someone so harshly they will not reoffend.
The aim of retribution is to persuade a criminal to turn away from crime and change their attitude.
How does prison act as a protection for society?
It makes the criminal pay back money to the people that have been hurt.
It removes the criminal from society so that others can be safer.
Prison allows the criminal to work for society.
What is capital punishment?
Capital punishment is locking a criminal up for life.
Capital punishment is the death penalty.
Capital punishment is cutting off a criminal's hand.
Why do most Christians believe it is wrong to seek revenge?
It says so in the Old Testament.
It causes more crimes to be committed.
Jesus told his followers to forgive.
How should Christians treat prisoners?
Treat them justly and help them to rehabilitate into society.
Forget about them until they come out of prison.
Do nothing - criminals cannot change.
Which aim of punishment is not met by capital punishment?
protection of society