Why do we punish criminals? Is it to keep society safe, to exact revenge, to

Why do we punish criminals? Is it to keep society safe, to exact revenge, to

Why do we punish criminals? Is it to keep society safe, to exact revenge, to set an example or to teach the criminal a lesson? Which of these motivations would lead to the most just society?

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