Crime and punishment

Crime and punishmentThere are two types of people: elites entitled to break the law and those who lack such a right. The latter divides into two: those who are after a chance to win the privilege of breaking the law and those who try to follow the law even though they do not believe in it.

This second group also divides into two: those who obey the law for fear of being punished and those who obey it regardless. The final group is regarded as andquotfoolsandquot by the rest.

They do not defend themselves but only ask questions about the changes that happen in their lives. Questions are more important to them than answers as they know they will never receive answers with full accuracy.

We have learned such traits of human nature from Dostoyevskyand#39s andquotCrime and Punishment.andrdquo Today, the general scene in Turkey makes many ask: andldquoDoes punishment absolve the criminal? Does someone feel guilty simply for being deemed guilty? Does insult compel the suspect to regret?andrdquo In fact, you cannot fight crime unless you truly embrace a sense of justice.

Letand#39s ask a question in reference to an example: What happens in a possible change of government if todayand#39s victims commit the same illegal practices, practices such as arbitrarily dismissing or reassigning public officials and ignoring court orders that block such actions?(NURIYE AKMAN, ZAMAN.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman