More important than the insensitivity of certain criminal offenders to changes and benefits is the impropriety of casting the crime problem wholy in terms of a utilitarian calculus. The most serious offenses are crimes not simply because society finds them inconvenient, but because it regards them with moral horror. To steal, to rape, to rob, to assault - these acts are destructive of the very possibility of society and affronts to the humanity of their victims.
Tufik Y. Shayeb,
Behavioral Genetics & Criminal Culpability: Addressing The Problem of Free Will in The Context of The Modern American Justice System,
U.D.C. L. Rev.
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