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“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

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    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.

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