Purpose of Criminal Laws
3 pages (750 words)
Actions that go against those laws are deemed “wrong” and therefore a crime. If those that took part in those actions had no consequences, then they would continue to do what is “wrong”, because there would be no point in stopping. Thus, when a criminal law is broken, or gone against, there is a consequence, termed as a punishment, both to give a consequence to those that committed the action as well as, hopefully, to keep them from doing that again The term “punishment” is often associated with something unpleasant, referring to a consequence that would be imposed should a particular action be carried out (Banks, 2009).