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  1. You can punish them in different ways. You can make a person an example to others – “this is what will happen to you if”. And such a punishment contradicts Kantian morality, a person becomes a means. And you can punish a person, having his correction as a goal. Yes, this dramatically narrows the range of permissible punishments, prohibiting anything that does not contribute to the correction of criminals. And yes, strictly speaking, this is no longer quite a “punishment”. Even if it is still a deprivation of liberty, it is made for a completely different purpose and, therefore, should be arranged differently.

    Look, for example, at Scandinavian criminology, which is based on just such principles.

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