When Americans think about ordinary matters of crime and punishment, economics are key.
That moment is beyond the reach of legislation, or of any punishment that arrives after the fact.
Her perspective on life, death, punishment and crime is something not easily accepted.
Those 10 in Egypt, for example, visited as punishment upon the Egyptians.
The last four reporters that contacted me suggested that the people they are speaking with absolutely believe it to be punishment.
It was a part of his punishment, and the one which lasted longest.
Though the native had acted wrongly, death was too severe a punishment for his fault.
They have been thought fitter objects 205 of pity, than of punishment.
I don't propose to run away from duty or punishment, Mr. Fogg.
Overtaken in a fault and threatened with punishment, he is tempted to lie.
The New Testament lays down the general principles of good government, but contains no code of laws for the punishment of offenders. Punishment proceeds on the principle that there is an eternal distinction between right and wrong, and that this distinction must be maintained for its own sake. It is not primarily intended for the reformation of criminals, nor for the purpose of deterring others from sin. These results may be gained, but crime in itself demands punishment. (See MURDER ØT0002621; THEFT.) Endless, of the impenitent and unbelieving. The rejection of this doctrine "cuts the ground from under the gospel...blots out the attribute of retributive justice; transmutes sin into misfortune instead of guilt; turns all suffering into chastisement; converts the piacular work of Christ into moral influence...The attempt to retain the evangelical theology in connection with it is futile" (Shedd).