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InOBU BS: The concept of 'punishment' (84* d) RE: BS: The concept of 'punishment' 22 Jan 11

Well, PDQ:... the numbers in your example say alot about crime in the US... it is not simply a numbers game. If you have not, you might read the book, "The Fatal Shore" about the history of the development of the death camps in Australia, how they evolved from prison camps to death camps, and then disapeared with the injection of opportunity. We have a prison population completely out of line with the number of people in this nation. No human population has ever jail this percent of its people - we must be doing something wrong... let's start with that.
If criminality were tied to crime, then it would be a constant ratio perportionate to the population. Crime is a breakdown on the part of the entire system, not just those at the bottom who pay the price.

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