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Explain The Argument Under The Theory Of Retribution

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Under the theory of retribution, it is important to protect the legitimate rights of both society and the offender. Society shows respect for the free will of the wrong doer through punishment. Punishment shows respect for the wrong doer because it allows an offender to pay the debt to society and then return to society theoretically free of guilt. In order to commit a crime you have the ability to choose to do a wrong act through free will. By choosing to commit a bad act the offender receives a deserved punishment which society thinks of as a respect for the offender. In addition, the punishment shows respect for the offender by letting him/her leave after punishment guilt free because he/she received what he/she deserved. Under my argument
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