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Fear of punishment prevents crime

MaulanaWahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian |  June 08, 2019

"The business of legislature," writes Bertrand Russell "is to produce harmony between public and private interests. It is to the interest of the public that I should abstain from theft, but it is not to my interest except where there is an effective criminal law. Thus the criminal law is a method of making the interests of the individual coincide with those of the community" (The History of Western Philosophy, pp. 741-42).