The Costs of Leniency

In his Law & Liberty column, the critical doctor makes yet another forceful argument against using punishment as personal therapy for murderers and rapists after reading about an outrageous crime—this time from France for a change.

A society that lacks either the will or the courage to imprison someone like Nicolas Alba for life (without, I hasten to add, any cruel treatment) is a society that has no confidence in its own judgment, either moral or practical.

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