Hating-criminals | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2169-0170

Journal of Civil & Legal Sciences
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John E Stannard*

School of Law, Queens University Belfast, 28 University Square, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK

*Corresponding Author:
John E Stannard
School of Law
Queens University Belfast
28 University Square
Belfast BT7 1NN, UK
Tel: 02890973457
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: July 23, 2012; Accepted Date: July 25, 2012; Published Date: July 28, 2012

Citation: Stannard JE (2012) Hating Criminals. J Civil Legal Sci 1:e106. doi:10.4172/2169-0170.1000e106

Copyright: © 2012 Stannard JE. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The eminent English judge and jurist Sir James Fitzjames Stephen once famously said that it was desirable that criminals should be hated, and that the punishments inflicted on them should be contrived so as to give expression to that hatred, and to justify it in so far as the public provision of means for expressing and gratifying a “healthy natural sen- timent” could justify and encourage it.