English 100, MWF
Punishment 40 years with possible time off for good behavior. This sentencing stunned me and my family, but did the punishment fit the crime? In the case of my older brother, who was now a convicted child molester, it fit all too well. He performed heinous acts on an innocent child, and his punishment is what he deserved. Punishment is the imposition of the undesirable outcome upon an individual or a group of people by either individual or another group in the authority.. The cause is due to the undesirable behaviors that do not follow what is acceptable in the societal setting. The imposition can be a penalty, confinement, fine or denial of the pleasant thing. If the punishment is carried out in the system of the law is called formal punishment and if administered within the families is called Informal punishment. If the impositions are not legal or rather do not follow the set rules, it is considered as breaking the rule, which may be because of malice and revenge. Legal punishment is one of the social practices, but among all other, is the most troubling .This is because it inflicts pain and other kinds of suffering such as deprivation (Marsh, 7). Many people oppose the legal punishment, and the morality of the punishment for it troubles and hurts much to the victim. Others think that perhaps legal punishment is regression of the past and best if forgotten. In addition, they believe that is institutionalized revenge and that having being enlightened, we should live in accordance of the humanitarians’ principle and therefore we are above that it. However, not everybody agrees with the idea, and legal punishment is still the best way to have a set punishment (Garland, 6). Punishment under Operant conditioning that means learning from reinforcement or punishment .He explained that there are two types of punishment, positive and negative punishment. A positive punishment is application of adverse stimulus, or teaching why the behavior is bad, to reduce the unpleasant behavior .It works by presenting the negative consequences after the unpleasant behaviors are exhibited. It makes that behavior less likely appear in the future. For instance, if one has a behavior of taking calls in class lesson during lecturing or class meetings, the lecture may teach on why is not good to have the phone in class. On the other hand, a negative punishment is the removal of certain pleasant stimulus, or taking something that you enjoy away, when exhibited to the chances of the behavior happen in the future. For example, when the child fail to follow the instructions or act inappropriately, loses a token for good conduct that later can be cashed for a prize (Marsha, 8) The commonly known punishments are corporal and capital punishment. Corporal punishment involves the physical infliction of the pain to the wrong doer for the purpose of disciplinary or reformation deliberately. In literally meaning is the infliction of pain in the body. It is commonly administered in schools, domestic and judicially settings. The corporal punishment is further divided in three categories, domestic corporal that is administered in by parents or guardians in family setting, judicial corporal punishment authorized by the prison authorities and school corporal punishment that is within the school setting. On the other hand, capital punishment is the legal process by the state to impose death sentence/death penalty because of the offender committing the capital offenses. In most Nations, is practiced as the punishment to religion dissidents, politicians and criminals (Burney, 9).
Although Punishment under constitutional laws in any country, the judicially systems in most countries are found corrupt. The human right groups helps fight against the abuse of rights of the people .For instance, they came with their policies similar to those of constitution laws .No one should be punished if