There are four main philosophies behind criminal sanctions: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation.
Define retribution. What is the history behind the use of retribution? What is the philosophy behind the use of retribution as a criminal sanction?
What do you think is the best criminal sanction philosophy? Why? Make sure to substantiate your reasons with cited facts.
Initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.