Justice Through Alternative Methods of Punishment

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Throughout the years and around the globe there have been several types of punishment enforced upon criminals. Punishments ranging from crucification, flogging, whipping, caning, and of course imprisonment have been used. Imprisonment, the punishment of choice in the United States, does not serve the purpose Americans expect it to. Punishment should invoke remorse on the part of the criminal. Americans expect criminals to be punished in such a manner that it would present a criminal …

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…educational than being put behind bars in a prison where one receives free meals everyday and a place to sleep, something that many criminals did not have before being imprisoned. Crime is a problem faced not only by government officials but also by all Americans. Effectively keeping criminals off the streets is what Americans dream of. An alternative method of punishment, such as caning, must be adopted in order to make this dream a reality.