If a criminal forgets his crime due something like amnesia should they be released?Posted by: Regemdeus
If a murderer gets amnesia should he be released as inoccent atleast until he or if he remembers his crime because the purpose of punishment is to teach someone not to repeat their crime so if they dont know what they are bieng punished for are they bieng punished or just randomly ill treated
If they cant remember there crime imprisoning them isnt punishing them for there crime
They are still people who would commit the crime in certain situations and so should be punished
The point of putting someone in prison unless for life is to teach them not to repeat the crime, it doesn tmake sense if they dont remember doing the crime
Punishing someone who has committed a crime in the past and suffers amnesia or a similar mental illness essentially is sentencing an innocent person.
A crime is a crime. Murder is murder and theft is theft. Its not about teaching them a lesson, its about justice.
It makes no sense, no matter whether you think the law should be about retribution or rehabilitation. If you're concerned about 'getting even', of course they should still be punished if they're done wrong. If you're concerned about rehabilitating (which I am), you still need to teach him to be good lest he should repeat his mistake. Plus, this is open to so much abuse - the pretense of amnesia probably isn't too difficult and lie detector tests are notoriously inaccurate.
Murdering someone, getting amnesia, and not getting punished. How would the victim's family feel?
Anyone can fake amnesia and get out of jail if we were to go with the former idea.