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do the consequences of punishment provide any beifits for criminals and society

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    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.

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    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.

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