Watch documentary: America’s Prison Problem (Links to an external site.). If the hyperlink does not work, go to website: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/americas-prison-problem/ (Links to an external site.).
Do you agree with the retributive theory of punishment? Do you think a utilitarian approach is a better alternative to curtail crime? What do you think about 3 Strikes Law?
Keeping these two theories in mind, compare and contrast (tell how they are the same and how they are different) appropriate punishment for different types of crimes and criminals. Which theory is best suited for a juvenile delinquent, a hard-core criminal convicted of several murders, a petty thief, and a mentally challenged person who has committed a crime accidentally? Justify your stand in each case. Be specific