Crime Is A Crime And Crime

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Throughout time when a criminal commits a crime, the immediate response from the public is that they deserve a punishment for their crime. Some of the crimes that offenders act upon range on the spectrum: from a minor crime to a major crime. When an offender commit a minor crime it is known as a misdemeanor and the punishment consists of a year or less in county jail. However, for a serious major crime, offenders are charged with a felony which includes a punishment of a year or more in prison. Additionally, the lowest crime is an infraction, in which an offender violates a law and are punished through fines. Through the punishments received for the crimes committed, it is a way for criminals to pay for their crimes. However, criminals that commit a misdemeanor and felony crimes, even after completing their sentences, never truly atone for their crimes. As mentioned before an infraction (also known as violations) are petty offenses that are punishable by fines, but not jail time(NOLO). These are minor offenses that people commit on a daily basis and they atone for their violation. The usual infraction that people in our society commit are traffic offenses, such as a speeding ticket. For example, let’s say Mary receives a speeding ticket. After Mary and the officer who issued the ticket testify, the judge concludes that Mary was speeding. Mary 's punishment is limited to a fine and the addition of a point to her driving record. Since it is something that is not unusual,…

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