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Bikram Jeet Batra

In: Challenging the Rule(s) of Law: Colonialism, Criminology and Human Rights in India

Chapter 17: Of Strong Medicine and Weak Stomachs: The Resort to Enhanced Punishment in Criminal Law in India

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Of Strong Medicine and Weak Stomachs: The Resort to Enhanced Punishment in Criminal Law in India
Of strong medicine and weak stomachs: The resort to enhanced punishment in criminal law in India
BikramJeetBatra

The pain which is caused by punishment is unmixed evil. It is by the terror which it inspires that it produced good…. Prolonged imprisonment may be more painful in the actual endurance; but it is not so much dreaded beforehand; nor does a sentence of imprisonment strike either the offender or the bystanders with so much horror as a sentence of exile…. It is natural that this fate should impress them with a deep feeling of terror. It is on this feeling that the efficacy of the punishment depends…

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