The Folly of Desperation as Mitigating Factor

23 July, 2009

GunConventional wisdom tells us that criminals who perpetrate their crime out of desperation should be shown mercy. The crime is more excusable. You can almost imagine yourself doing the same if your back was against the wall.

But the reality is that if crimes committed out of financial desperation were punished more harshly, the threat of crime would be diminished.

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