punishment should fit the criminal
Last updated: March 10, 2017
Normally punishments fit the crime more than the criminal. Countries have big long lists of minimum and maximum sentances for particular crimes. Within this there is a little leaway dependent upon the state of mind of the criminal, repeat offences and what their motivation was.
It will cause less re-offenders.
Changing the punishment isn't the solution. Social services, doctors and psychiatrists, the people in Government responsible for conditions getting this bad, along with the criminal themselves who made bad choices in their lives, all have to work together, make sure they do their jobs well and don't try and do each other's jobs.
punishment does fit the criminal in the sense that every accused person is tried in court
The punishment may be standard but leniences are made if the jkudge thinks they need to be and the time period of the sentence that criminals must serve is also decided by judge and jury for each specific case.
however different punishments may suit different criminals; a different form of retribution may be called for for different people.
if a criminal is a masochist
They will enjoy having their hands cut off, or being beaten or derided and so on.
I don't think you fully understand masochists. Granted, i'm not one, nor do i know any, but honestly, sexually appealing or not, cutting someones hands off will hurt and give you less of an ability to actu upon sexual desires. You'd have to be an idiot to not realize that while someones hacking away at your wrists. Let alone the fact that (perhaps youre in a different country) we do not chop peoples hands off or beat them, but rather lock them away, which makes your argument invalid to begin with.
The onus should not be on punishing the criminal.
By owing a debt I include non-material debts such as health and psychological damage, actual lives, time wasted etc. I also do not mean that I think the criminal should pay with their own phsyical health, life, time etc. because this doesn't actually lead to anybody being compensated, just to more people suffering.
In summary, the compensation should fit the debt, not the punishment fit the criminal.