Should one’s punishment/sanction depend on the justification/neutralization the offender uses at the time of arrest? Should someone using the “defense of necessity” be punished the same as someone using the neutralization of “denial of the victim or injury”? Why or why not?


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There are a number of considerations that need to be considered when awarding punishment or sanction to offenders. The punishment should be based on the proven intention of the crime committed. This means that punishment/sanctions will depend no the justification/neutralization the offender will use during the time of arrest. For example, there are some situations where one will be forced to commit a crime in the process of saving another person and this should be not punished the same as a situation where offender willingly commits a crime.