Why punish the theft of $1000 more than the theft of $100?

Views: 30

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Sometimes it's harder to replace more. Say both thieves had spent their spoils & are caught. It'd be easier to replace the $100 versus the $1,000. The act may be the same & the act may be carried out again by both parties, but in the end it's really 'bout payin' restitution to the courts of like 1,000%+.
This is similar to the attempted murder vs murder argument. Both criminals have the same mind-set here, and both need to be rehabilitated as such. If you're capable of stealing five dollars from a child or a million dollars from a bank, the fact is you are capable of stealing and that must be corrected. It's silly, but having different punishments for the same crime is like telling the criminal, "Don't feel bad about robbing the convenience store, the law says it's not nearly as bad as robbing the bank across the street!"

Although when you through the Robin Hood angle into the mix, it makes matters that much more confusing.

RSS

Forum

Gideons International

Started by Ed in Small Talk. Last reply by Dr. Bob 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

Draw Muhhamed day was yesterday Bring out your drawings

Started by ThyPlagueDoctor in Small Talk. Last reply by ThyPlagueDoctor 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

Bible Belt Promiscuity

Started by Dante in Advice. Last reply by Unseen 10 hours ago. 9 Replies

am i the only athiest that believes in spirits

Started by Katie Patterson in Small Talk. Last reply by Unseen 20 hours ago. 32 Replies

Are we in the (non-biblical) end times?

Started by mark thoma in Small Talk. Last reply by Pope Beanie 15 hours ago. 23 Replies

Events

Services we love!

Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com

© 2015   Created by umar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service