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    Re: Should a criminal's mental illness have an impact on how he or she is punished?

    I say no. A crime committed is a crime committed. It is for the justice of the family and friends of the victim, an the victim. Justice should always be served no matter what reason or in this case, whatever illness.

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    Re: Should a criminal's mental illness have an impact on how he or she is punished?

    Quote Originally Posted by lgishot View Post
    I say no. A crime committed is a crime committed. It is for the justice of the family and friends of the victim, an the victim. Justice should always be served no matter what reason or in this case, whatever illness.
    I think you are confusing whether or not justice should be served, and whether the justice should be adjusted for mental ilness.

    I do not see why a mental illness untreated, undiagnosed should not be factored in. There are some that can cause people to do things they never would otherwise do - severe psychosis can be a doozy for example.
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    Re: Should a criminal's mental illness have an impact on how he or she is punished?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I will get back to ya if/ when that day comes as no kids.

    But not sure what this has to do with anything. I am confused
    Would a person like that have the same amount of culpability as someone with all their faculties?

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    Re: Should a criminal's mental illness have an impact on how he or she is punished?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It is probably a scumbag sympathizer who said that or someone who blatantly misinterpreted the meaning of that phrase to suit their own scumbag sympathizing agenda.
    I know this is probably more than somewhat OT James, but what would happen if the overuse of the term 'scumbag' became a capital crime? What would you do? We would miss you.

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    Re: Should a criminal's mental illness have an impact on how he or she is punished?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarcho-fascist View Post
    If you thought your kids had been replaced by doubles that are controlled by the illuminati that want to enslave all peoples wouldn't you try to destroy the central control chip buried inside their skull?
    If I had kids and that were to happen? Probably. But not sure what that has to do with this thread
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    Re: Should a criminal's mental illness have an impact on how he or she is punished?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    I cant remember who said,you can judge the civilization of a nation by the way they treat their criminals.
    Guess we suck then because have seen petty criminals get more time over a bit of weed than some asshole rapist

    Our justice in the U.S.A. sucks.
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    Re: Should a criminal's mental illness have an impact on how he or she is punished?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarcho-fascist View Post
    Would a person like that have the same amount of culpability as someone with all their faculties?
    You brought up children. This is about adult crimimals?
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    Re: Should a criminal's mental illness have an impact on how he or she is punished?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    You brought up children. This is about adult crimimals?
    Yes.
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    Re: Should a criminal's mental illness have an impact on how he or she is punished?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should a criminal's mental illness have an impact on how he or she is punished?

    I say no. It doesn't change the fact that person committed the crime. Justice and the victims should not be ignored just because some quack deems the criminal insane.
    I agree....no because we are overcomplicating things.

    A crime is a crime and a punishment is a punishment.

    Focus on finding the mental illnesses BEFORE the crimes.

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    Re: Should a criminal's mental illness have an impact on how he or she is punished?

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    I do not see why a mental illness untreated, undiagnosed should not be factored in.
    There actually must be some degree of mental illness for ANY crime that is intentionally committed.

    You could put each crime on a scale for seriousness and a every degree of mental illness right next to it would rise the same like a bell curve.

    What I see here not fully understood or researched is forms of "temporary" mental illnesses that can pop-up due to various things...
    Last edited by creativedreams; 01-29-10 at 11:21 PM.

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