posted by K on .
“Man is not made better by being degraded; he is seldom restrained from crime by harsh measures, except the principle of fear predominates in his character; and then he is never made radically better for its influence.” - Dorothea Dix
What exactly does this quote mean?
The threat of severe punishment doesn't usually prevent a person from committing crime. Fear of punishment doesn't make a person do the right things.