After conducting your reading for this week, discuss the rationale for punishment. Relate the rationale for punishment back to ethical decision-making and discuss if you believe it is based on retribution, deterrence, or something else. Support your discussion with evidence from the textbook and any outside sources you may have found.
In response to your peers, discuss whether you agree with your fellow student’s views on the rationale for punishment in our current system. Why or why not? Support your answer with evidence from the text or outside sources.