Nitpicky? Hell yes.
Started by Sandra Craft, March 08, 2019, 07:54:06 AM
QuoteRather than being on the lookout for monsters or trying to terrify evildoers into submission, we need to assume that all good people are going to do some bad things, and that some good people are going to do very bad things. It is our job as a collective, as a community, to make that difficult—not just by threatening after-the-fact punishments and hoping the deterrent suffices, but by taking steps that are preventive.
Quote from: Tank on March 08, 2019, 09:15:41 AMPost-hoc punishment probably doesn't stop many bad people from doing bad things because no bad person does a bad thing expecting to be caught or cares about being caught. Therefore the punishment is not an effective deterrent. If it were there would be no prisons or prisoners on Earth.
Quote from: Tank on March 08, 2019, 02:21:33 PM"That's rubbish, they care about being caught."But not enough to stop them doing it.
Quote from: Sandra Craft on March 08, 2019, 08:42:09 PMAnd that's the problem -- nobody wants to be caught,
Quote from: Bad Penny II on March 09, 2019, 01:08:29 PMQuote from: Tank on March 08, 2019, 02:21:33 PM"That's rubbish, they care about being caught."But not enough to stop them doing it.No not enough for the ones that do it.Enough for the ones that are deterred.