It is very useful to understand, visualise and criticise laws and the organisation of it. The repressive system for example is well studied in sociology. The goal of a repressive trial aside the civil trial (which purpose is for the victim to ask for compensation) is to compensate the damage caused to society. In this schema, when there is an infraction without a victim, the society is always the victim. That’s why we have prison
Because this has lead to very weird situation in France : actual victims never get to have the author on trial but authors of infractions without known victims (smoking a joint…) are a priority. Questioning this principle would lead to justice to be less of a threat and more of an help. It would also lead to retrograde police from repressive cowboys to real investigators
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