Commentary: A better sentencing philosophy

In 1787, Alexander Hamilton explained that there must be penalties for violations of the law; otherwise, laws would “amount to nothing more than advice or recommendation.” Since its founding, the United States has been clear about the necessity of punishment but uncertain about the objectives it seeks to further with punishment. Indeed, more than 40 …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/07/06/commentary-a-better-sentencing-philosophy/

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