posted by amber .
do the consequences of punishment provide any beifits for criminals and society
In a rare case, punishment will act as a determent for future crimes, but that is not usual. Punishment is not usually geared to change behavior, and it usually does not.
A good example of this was in 18th- century England when pickpockets were hung in public. During this gory spectacle, other pickpockets plied their trade and stole from the bystanders.