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  Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881), some say it is the greatest book ever written, judge for yourself.
Crime and Punishment is the tale of one young man, Raskolnikov, and his journey through insanity, and the lives affected by it.
I need to compare Raskolnikov from "Crime and Punishment" with another literary character for an essay-I will be mainly be dealing with his theory on power, and how certain "great" men can use it-was wondering if anybody had any suggestions as to who I should compare him too?
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  Election battle lines are set over crime and punishment | Comment | Guardian Unlimited Politics
The Guardian's ICM poll was taken after the verdict refusing deportation of Learco Chindamo, and as news broke of the shooting of 11-year-old Rhys Jones.
Crime and punishment had filled a thin August week, as ever leading the BBC news with scant statistical context.
Punish those responsible, he said, and work with the police in key areas to challenge gun and gang culture.
politics.guardian.co.uk /columnist/story/0,,2157409,00.html   (1108 words)

Thus in their pastoral letter on the economy some years ago, the bishops seemed determined to show how “realistic” they were, by dealing with economic issues mainly in economic terms, while neglecting the spiritual dimensions of the question, such as the integrity of the family.
Most common is the therapeutic approach to crime, whereby criminal transgressions are understandable and even excusable, because of the criminal’s own alleged victimization at the hands of society.
In the nineteenth century the therapeutic approach to crime was an aspect of genuine moral progress, forcing society to be more compassionate because it was more aware of the realities of criminal behavior, distinguishing for example between a brutal thug and a starving young mother.
www.catholic.net /rcc/Periodicals/Dossier/9-10-98/Column2.html   (1114 words)

Punishment is supposed to be a deterrent to crime.
Deterrent theory of punishment has often been used to justify harsh punishments, even though there is sufficient body of evidence to show that harsher punishments do not, in the long term, lead to reduction in crime.
The retributive notion of punishment in general is that (a) as a foundational matter of justice, criminals deserve punishment, and (b) punishment should be equal to the harm done.
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Crimes of treason and offenses against the estate were unmercifully punished.
Punishment in England during the Elizabethan ages was harsh, and by today's standards, cruel.
When the accused refused to confess to a crime, he or she was sometimes "pressed" to death by placing weight on his chest until he suffocated.
www.springfield.k12.il.us /schools/springfield/eliz/crimeandpunishment.html   (1124 words)

 Crime and Punishment
Extra police on the street may deter crimes in their immediate vicinity and adding prison space and prosecutors will make punishment slightly surer and swifter but the punishment will never be consistent or immediate enough to be effective.
Punishment and Retribution Not the Way to Go A letter in the Sunday Pioneer Press suggests that "just punishment and retribution should be a civilized society's No. 1 concern." Perhaps the author would be happier in some of the totalitarian dictatorships where those goals are at or near the top of the list.
Punishment, as anyone who has studied it can tell you, is not, and never will be, an effective way of improving society.
www.ar.cc.mn.us /raygor/rdrcrime.htm   (1073 words)

 VORP - Articles: Crime and Punishment
However, in a growing number of victim-offender programs, victims and survivors of severely violent crimes, including murders and sexual assaults, are finding that confronting their offender in a safe and controlled setting, with the assistance of a mediator, returns their stolen sense of safety and control in their lives.
I have asked many crime victims' rights advocates, "How many victims or families of victims do you know who have felt satisfied, justified and healed after the offender was put to death or put away for a life sentence without the possibility of parole?" The typical answer is that it helped a little.
Such relatively moderate sentences serve the dual purposes of denouncing the crime and punishing the offender, while reducing the likelihood that the offender's bonds with family and community support systems will be permanently destroyed and replaced with allegiances to other criminals.
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 1852 Crime and Punishment
The most extreme form of punishment, not recorded in the punishment books but still an event in living memory was a 'drumming out parade' conducted in regimental fashion for that grossest of crimes, sodomy, which could not be entered in the punishment books.
Punishment was administered by the RSM with the help of the company sergeant (company sergeant majors or CSMs later replaced company sergeants)*.
Punishment work varied from duties such as cleaning pots and pans in the kitchen and scrubbing floors to dry scrubbing the parade square with a scrubbing brush.
www.achart.ca /york/punishment.htm   (1462 words)

 Crime and Punishment
Every historical period has had its share of people who break the law and are punished for it, and the Elizabethan Age had extremely severe penalties for stealing, murdering, or committing treason.
Crimes were classified as either misdemeanors or capital offenses.
In some instances serious crimes might be punished by branding the individual with a hot iron, or by the removal of a body part such as a hand or an ear.
www.tomecek.com /jay/CrimeAndPunishment.html   (994 words)

 Penguin Reading Guides | Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
When Dostoyevsky started work on Crime and Punishment in the summer of 1865 he was depressed and in serious financial straits.
Crime and Punishment is a superbly plotted, brilliant character study of a man who is at once an everyman and as remarkable as any character ever written.
Similarly, Roskolnikov's punishment, in the literal sense, is put off until the epilogue, with his sentence—reduced to seven years due to the accused's apparent temporary insanity—to a Siberian labor camp.
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 Elizabethan Crime and Punishment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The punishment of Death by the axe was a terrifying prospect.
Punishment for poaching crimes differed according to when the crime was committed - Poaching at night resulted in the punishment of death, whereas poaching during the day time did not.
Crime and punishment in Elizabethan towns like Stratford upon Avon were dealt with by the Justice of the Peace.
www.william-shakespeare.info /elizabethan-crime-punishment.htm   (1147 words)

 An Overview of Crime and Punishment
Estimates of the social cost of crime vary, but there can be little doubt that throughout the globe, crime is among the most damaging of social problems.
Often, researchers would find a positive link between the level of crime and the amount of deterrence, which are explained by the fact that localities often increase the amount of policing when the levels of crime rise.
Their work suggests that social causes of crime are likely to be as important in developing countries as they have been shown to be in more developed countries.
www.worldbank.org /research/conflict/papers/crimex1.htm   (1419 words)

 Crime and Punishment
Regardless of their particular point-of-view, most people agree that crime and violence are exploding out-of-control in the streets of our towns and cities.
Crime is personalized as offenders learn the human consequences of their actions, and victims (who are largely ignored by the justice system) have the opportunity to speak their minds and their feelings to the one who most ought to hear them, contributing to the healing process of the victim.
Remarkably consistent statistics from a cross-section of the North American programs show that about two-thirds of the cases referred resulted in a face-to-face mediation meeting; over 95% of the cases mediated resulted in a written restitution agreement; over 90% of those restitution agreements are completed within one year.
www.mediate.com /articles/crimea.cfm   (725 words)

 The Legal System – Revenge or Compassion?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The society punishes a person because he was disobedient, because he did not follow the crowd, because he was not part of the mob.
Because crime is not punished, being caught is punished.
Crime does not happen out of nowhere; it is something in your mind.
www.osho.com /Topics/TopicsEng/CrimePunish.htm   (1287 words)

 Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England
When Queen Elizabeth I assumed the throne of England in 1558 she inherited a judicial system that stretched back in time through the preceding Middle Ages to the Anglo-Saxon era.
The concept of incarcerating a person as punishment for a crime was a relatively novel idea at the time.
"Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England," EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (2001).
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /punishment.htm   (390 words)

 The St. Petersburg Times - Opinion - Crime and Punishment on the Roads
Driving in this country, one may be forgiven for wondering just why one is expected to get out of the way whenever a car with government plates and a single blue flashing light appears — and, as a rule, approaches at extraordinary speed — in the rearview mirror.
Oleg Shcherbinsky, a driver in the Altai region, was sentenced to four years in a labor settlement for the crime of not getting out of the way fast enough when a car carrying the regional governor approached.
Back in the early 1950s, when Stalin began to show signs of aging and ill health, it was the doctors who had to be punished: So was hatched the Doctors Plot, a supposed conspiracy of Kremlin doctors who poisoned their patients.
www.sptimes.ru /index.php?action_id=2&story_id=16797   (665 words)

 Rethinking Crime and Punishment
Between 2001 and 2004 Rethinking Crime and Punishment supported more than 50 projects working to increase public understanding of, and involvement in criminal justice.
But we will continue to promote a wide-ranging debate about the role and impact of imprisonment and other forms of punishment, among the public, the media and policy-makers.
Rob Allen, RCP Programme Coordinator, Baroness Linklater, RCP Chairman, and Lord Justice Keene at the launch of Rethinking Crime and Punishment - implementing the findings, at the Royal Courts of Justice, 8 December 2005.
www.rethinking.org.uk   (249 words)

 Rethinking Crime and Punishment — Centre for Justice & Reconciliation at PFI Home
As is the case in many countries, the issues surrounding crime and punishment are demanding new solutions.
Specifically, that the public must be made aware of the issues surrounding crime and punishment, and that new practices and alternatives to prison must be addressed.
Practices and programs reflecting restorative purposes will respond to crime by: (a) identifying and taking steps to repair harm, (b) involving all  stakeholders, and (c) transforming the traditional relationship between communities and their governments in responding to crime.
www.pficjr.org /newsitems/rethinking-crime-and-punishment   (763 words)

 Crime and punishment - Crime and Punishment
The crime in Crime and Punishment occurs very early in the novel leaving the rest of the novel to entertain theories of punishment.
Crime and Punishment in Tudor and Stuart Herefordshire Humiliation was a large part of Tudor punishment and being locked in a cage in full view of
Crime And Punishment · Fyodor Dostoevsky ·; Translator's Preface.
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 ReadingGroupGuides.com - Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Similarly, Roskolnikov's punishment, in the literal sense, is put off until the epilogue, with his sentence-reduced to seven years due to the accused's apparent temporary insanity-to a Siberian labor camp.
Compelled, ultimately, to confess his crime-and the confession scene is the only incident in which Roskolnikov actually admits to the crime-we feel that Roskolnikov has suffered sufficiently.
The public reception of Crime and Punishment was enthusiastic-if a little stunned.
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 Crime and Punishment
Powys County Archives (Crime and Punishment): This local history website was created by Powys County Archives with the help of the county museums and libraries in the area.
The Crime and Punishment section provides a large collection of primary sources on the way in which offenders were dealt with by the authorities in the counties of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Breconshire in earlier times.
Crime and Punishment: In the years after 1660 the number of offences carrying the death penalty increased enormously, from about 50, to 160 by 1750 and to 288 by 1815.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REVhistoryCrime.htm   (1583 words)

 Crime and Punishment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But the punishment always comes to effect the purification of the criminal’s soul, to cleanse it of the stain inflicted upon it by the evil of his deed.
In such a case, the punishment will complement and complete what the arguments in his defense have begun: the obliteration of his external guilt and the reassertion of his underlying goodness and perfection.
Thus, a verdict and punishment which are not preceded by the court’s elucidation of the defendant’s quintessential blamelessness lack the very basis upon which a punishment is executed.
www.meaningfullife.com /torah/parsha/devarim/shoftim/Crime_and_Punishment.php   (2541 words)

 NCPA - Study #219 - Crime and Punishment in America: 1998
Serious crime in the United States soared to alarming heights beginning in the 1960s, but began leveling off in the 1980s and has declined by one-third during the 1990s.
Last year, serious crime reported to the police was only 5 percent above the rates for 1970, and in many cities across the country, it matched the crime rates of the 1960s.
The best overall measure of the potential cost to a criminal of committing crimes is "expected punishment." Roughly speaking, expected punishment is the number of days in prison a criminal can expect to serve for committing a crime.
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 Amazon.ca: Penguin Classics Crime And Punishment: Books: Fyodor Dostoevsky,David Mcduff   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Crime and Punishment, Raskolnikov who is the hero is a poor, intelligent and thoughtful student who is convinced that he has a mission for the advancement of mankind.
'Crime and punishment' is able to integrate the readers' logic with the emotive as a way to illuminate his philosophical preoccupations which are by no means trite.
Before he commits the crime, he justifies his evil plan by reasoning that she is merely a dispicable, greedy, old pawnbroker and he sees no immorality in the deed, he believes the world will be better off without her.
www.amazon.ca /Penguin-Classics-Punishment-Fyodor-Dostoevsky/dp/0140449132   (2455 words)

 Crime and punishment - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
The strident call for the abolition of capital punishment by Roman Catholic Deacon Peter Espeut harmonises with a similar position taken by the Caribbean Roman Catholic Bishops in their pastoral letter of December 2003.
Deacon Espeut lists a number of countries that have abolished the death penalty prompting him to comment in his Gleaner article: "As the world becomes more civilised, the drive to kill declines." This observation is certainly not borne out in Jamaica today.
In matters such as the suitability of capital punishment to serve the interests of a particular society like Jamaica, other relevant factors must be considered.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /columns/html/20051122T210000-0500_93104_OBS_CRIME_AND_PUNISHMENT.asp   (654 words)

 Crime and Punishment
Crime and punishment had to be equal so that they could neutralize each other.
The primary objective should be restitution for crimes committed, and income from the prisoner's labor should be deducted to pay for the medical or burial expenses of the victims, including property loss or damage, court costs, and any wage losses due to psychological trauma.
In light of the frequently cyclic nature of sexual offenses, the question whether the perpetrator should be forever publicly labeled as a sex offender or pedophile requires a study of the impact such labeling has on the rehabilitation of the offender.
www.essentialism.net /crimepunish.htm   (3157 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Books: Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mass Market Paperback
Crime and Punishment put Dostoevsky at the forefront of Russian writers when it appeared in 1866 and is now one of the most famous and influential novels in world literature.
Crime and Punishment is an outstanding novel for a couple of reasons.
Crime an Punisment is a story of morals over intellect and it is also the story of the rebirth of a criminal into a God Fearing man. Sonia is also an improtant charater, because it is her that leads to Rodia's repentence.
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