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Crime, Law, & Punishment | Philosophy Tube

When people break the law they get arrested by the police and punished by the courts - prison, a fine, whatever. But why? What’s the philosophical purpose of legal punishment? Does it benefit society, and if so how exactly? Is it moral? Let’s compare consequentialism and retributivism. Subscribe! Patreon: Audible: FAQ: Facebook: Twitter: @PhilosophyTube Email: Google+: Recommended Reading: Russ Shafer-Landau, “Retributivism and Desert,” in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly Music by Epidemic Sound ( If you or your organisation would like to financially support Philosophy Tube in distributing philosophical knowledge to those who might not otherwise have access to it in exchange for credits on the show, please get in touch! Any copyrighted material should fall under fair use for educational purposes or commentary, but if you are a copyright holder and believe your material has been used unfairly please get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss it.