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Journal Entry: Sun Sep 13, 2015, 9:14 AM

We all believe in justice, right?

I'm sure we do.

We all agree what it is, right?

Uh huh, sure.  About as much as we agree what is Art.

I remember from many years ago (old man talkin here) a PBS TV show on justice, which analyzed it into three parts:
:bulletred: retribution
:bulletred: rehabilitation
:bulletred: deterrence

I think that was an excellent analysis - excellent enough to do my own takes on all three.

1. Retribution.

I see this as what most of us mean by justice most of the time:  payback, settling accounts, getting even.  The satisfaction of a primitive instinct.  Does it make things better?  I suppose it usually makes the punisher feel better, and it certainly makes the offender feel a LOT worse.

Does it undo the damage? ...  Does it even contribute to repairing the damage?  I fail to see how it does.  It's the satisfaction of a primitive instinct, and I suppose as long as we have that primitive instinct, there will be an emotional need for retribution.  I pray that we will outgrow it soon.  Not in my lifetime I'm sure, or even in my kids' lifetime; if we can outgrow it in the next thousand years, we'll be doing GREAT.

2.  Rehabilitation.

The idea is to Teach the Offender a Lesson - to get the offender to refrain from offending in the future.  

I can't be totally cynical about this - I know that some of my parents' discipline WORKED.  But I see ex-cons coming out of the prison system, where they were supposedly Taught a Lesson - and from the blessedly little I know about prisons, they were taught a LOT of lessons, most of them ugly.  And it would seem to be a miracle if out of all that crap, they learned the one lesson the system intended them to learn.  It would appear that most of them don't.

So the "Rehabilitation" concept seems to work better on a smaller scale, like getting your kids to refrain from doing bad stuff.  (Well, some kids, anyway.)  Getting adults to refrain from doing bad stuff appears to be MUCH harder at best, and not always possible at all.

3.  Deterrence.

"Look what happened to people who did that."  I'm probably both less idealistic and less cynical about this than about the other two.  It seems to me that deterrence works pretty well, IF it is enforced effectively.  "Look what might possibly happen to you if you're dumb enough to get caught" is a much less effective deterrent than "look what WILL happen to you if you do this."

Deterrence makes no attempt to undo or repair the damage; it simply tries to prevent the damage from being done again.

So I will introduce a fourth part of justice - the part that matters to me:

4.  Repairing the damage.

Once in a great while the damage can be undone - hey wow!  Then undo it!  More often there's no going back; but the consequence - penalty or whatever - can be constructive.  Community service - people assigned to it pretty much always hate it, but at least they are doing GOOD instead of harm.

So that's one man's take on justice.


On thanking faves: I like to! Even when I run into curmudgeons who actually object to being thanked. :? :X

However, I have the problem of being popular! Well, sort of. Not, thank God, popular enough to make enemies, but popular enough that I can't thank every fave. So as a compromise, I thank everyone who faves and comments, and everyone who faves more than once during the period (typically four or five days) before the next time I go through and delete messages. So if you fave and don't get a thank-you, sorry, I thank you all!
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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: old game music - Super Metroid, FF4
  • Reading: Central Asia
  • Watching: All those lovely Chronophontians
  • Playing: with the computer, as all too often
  • Eating: Progresso chicken corn chowder
  • Drinking: Green tea


Cassie's strapless dress - 2 by Chronophontes
Cassie's strapless dress - 2
...the G-rated version (mostly), with Carina.

Cassie thumb by Chronophontes  OH!! :D

Carina thumb by Chronophontes  What was that?

Cassie thumb by Chronophontes  Oh, nothing, dearest.  Just Daddy being affectionate...

Credits: scene is the Fairytale Cottage by DAZ Originals, with background by AngelFyre32.  Jamie, Cassie and Carina are (c) Silver-Fox-Princess.
Cassie's strapless dress
...and what her Jamie likes best about this, or any dress his Cassie is wearing!

Jamie thumb by Chronophontes  That's it...nice and easy up...

Cassie thumb by Chronophontes Mmmmmmm...

Credits: the Fairytale Cottage by DAZ Originals.  Jamie and Cassie are (c) Silver-Fox-Princess.
Kitty goes strapless by Chronophontes
Kitty goes strapless
Another lovely catgirl puts on her strapless dress - this time it's :iconizka-197:'s Kitty.

Credits: scene is the Fairytale Tower and bed by Laurie S, from DAZ; the dress is by me.  Kitty is (c) izka-197.
Giovanna does like to look good.

Credits: the Venetian Room by Exotica and Richabri, from DAZ.  Inspired by a similar pose in "Siaya from top to bottom" .
Feline bathing beauties
:iconanyagladstone:'s Ari just loves water, of course - and :iconizka-197:'s Kitty doesn't seem to mind it.

Credits:  the Greek Bath by Marforno, Danie and Abraham; background is the Mediterranean Background by LaurieS, both from DAZ.  Ari is (c) AnyaGladstone and Kitty is (c) izka-197.


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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my good man
:party: :iconcakeplz:
Chronophontes Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
U r welcome
kad1984 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
thank u as well for the lama
Chronophontes Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
Silver-Fox-Princess Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Carina thumb by Chronophontes  Hi Pa-pa! I made something for you!

Chronophontes Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww lovely!  Thank you, dearest! :cuddle::love:  (I wish I knew how to fave it.)
Silver-Fox-Princess Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Carina thumb by Chronophontes  Are you gonna do any pictures of me mommy and daddy soon?

((Untitled Drawing here's the link to it so you can fave it or save it to your hard drive))
Chronophontes Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course!  Ana has started working on a statue of the three of you.

I've saved it - unfortunately I don't know of a way to fave Stash images.
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Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for :+fav:
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