Utilitarian Thinking to Our Current Criminal Justice Procedures and Christianity Name: Institution: Introduction The reason for punishment and whether it relates to justice has dominated the minds of legal scholars political theorists and moral philosophers. The question presses especially based on the American prison population that is over 2.2 million. According to Miller the justice system ought to include rehabilitation programs for those in prison and punishment for moral desert. The utilitarian justification for the criminal punishment ought to result from incapacitation rehabilitation and deterrence (Smith 2016). Utilitarianism refers to the both the good and the bad notions produced by an action. Morally-right acts are considered not to be utilitarian but the consequences ought to be in line with the act being performed. Mill classifies the morally wrong and right results as significant to the values of humanity but ought to get accessed for justice. Utilitarianism depends on the in the prisons. According to the Christian values utilitarian thinking could cause failures due to the patience involved. It is therefore recommended that the criminal procedures be handled carefully to avoid interfering with the values and codes of conduct in the society. Work Cited Brown D. Cunneen C. Schwartz M. Stubbs J. & Young C. (2016). How Does Justice Reinvestment Travel? Criminal Justice Policy Transfer and the Importance of Context: Policy Politics and Populism. In Justice Reinvestment (pp. 189-238). Palgrave Macmillan UK. Caruso G. D. (2016). Free Will Skepticism and Criminal Behavior: A Public Health-Quarantine Model. Justice C. Social & Behavioral Sciences. Sapolsky R. M. (2014). The frontal cortex and the criminal justice system. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359(1451) 1787-1796. Smith J. M. & Hayes R. (2016). Integrating philosophy sociology and dialog-based instruction in the social & criminal justice classroom. Contemporary Justice Review 19(1) 3-18. [...]
Please provide an explanation and examples of how our society employs utilitarian thinking to our current criminal justice procedures. From a Biblical standpoint, is utilitarian thinking consistently compatible with Christianity? Why? Please answer in a paper of 5-7 pages, double-spaced, no larger than 12 point font. Be sure to incorporate the Scriptures, our text, lecture materials, and any appropriate outside sources into your paper. Please document all of your sources in APA format. Please refer to the grading rubric in the resources area. The rubric details the point values and various criteria used to grade the assignment.