Tag Archives: Punishment

Daily Prompt – Ban

Voices of reflected euphoria do what they can To negate the curse I feel knowing of my ban To be fated against my every reasonable expectation I find myself in the throes of my own rejection In all my private … Continue reading

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First Principles: Law Should Have Just and Corresponding Punishment For Disobedience

“It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)    

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First Principles: Preventing Crimes Is the Aim of Jurisprudence

“To prevent crimes, is the noblest end and aim of criminal jurisprudence. To punish them, is one of the means necessary for the accomplishment of this noble end and aim.”  — James Wilson Such a simple proposition really.  Looking at … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Holinshed’s Chronicles

We have previously taken a broad overview of the work called Holinshed’s Chronicles.  Today we will take a further look at this with respect to William Harrison’s input and with particular emphasis on Elizabethan punishments. William Harrison was chaplain to Lord … Continue reading

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