Religion, Crime and Punishment – REVISION QUESTIONS

Religion, Crime and Punishment

  1. What is a crime against a person?
  2. What is a crime against property?
  3. What is a crime against the state?
  4. Martin Luther King broke the law many times. Why did he do this?
  5. What did St. Augustine mean by “Hate the sin, not the sinner”?
  6. What is a religious definition of evil?
  7. What is a religious definition of good?
  8. According to the Bible, what happened in the ‘Fall’ of Adam and Eve?
  9. What is the role of human free will in the story of Adam and Eve’s sin?
  10. According to Christian belief, what happened in the ‘Fall’ of Lucifer?
  11. According to the Qur’an, what is the role of Shaytan in the origin of evil?
  12. What is the Christian idea of original sin?
  13. What is the definition of murder?
  14. What is theft?
  15. What does the term hate crime refer to?
  16. Which of the 10 commandments does murder directly go against?
  17. Which of the 10 commandments does theft go against?
  18. Which aim of punishment attempts to ensure society is kept safe?
  19. Which aim of punishment is designed to help an offender become a better person?
  20. Which aim of punishment says that crimes must be punished?
  21. One aim of punishment is deterrence. What does this mean?
  22. One aim of punishment is reparation. What does this mean?
  23. What is the Islamic view of deterrence as an aim of punishment?
  24. What is the Islamic view of retribution as an aim of punishment?
  25. What is the Islamic view of reform as an aim of punishment?
  26. What is the Christian view of deterrence as an aim of punishment?
  27. What is the Christian view of retribution as an aim of punishment?
  28. What is the Christian view of reform as an aim of punishment?
  29. What is the Quaker Christian Elizabeth Fry well known for?
  30. What is meant by a victim?
  31. Why is it important victims get support?
  32. Both Christianity and Islam teach a version of the ‘Golden Rule’. What is this ‘rule’?
  33. How might Christian and Muslims use the idea of the ‘Golden Rule’ when think about how to help victims of crime?
  34. List three ways that victims of crime can be supported.
  35. What is a curfew?
  36. What is an electronic tag?
  37. What is a fine?
  38. How is prison used as a punishment for crime?
  39. Where may somebody under the age of 18 be sent after committing a crime?
  40. Which aim of punishment do prisons cover?
  41. Which does the parable of the prodigal (lost) son teach?
  42. Which does the parable of the unforgiving servant teach?
  43. What is meant by forgiveness?
  44. What is a key quote from the Bible about forgiveness?
  45. Why did Jesus teach that we should love and forgive our enemies?
  46. According to Jesus, how many times should we be prepared to forgive those who have harmed us?
  47. Why did Anthony Walker’s mother think that forgiveness was important?
  48. Why did Julie Nicholson not forgive her daughter’s killers?
  49. ‘Forgiveness means letting the person off.’ Does Christian teaching think this is true or false?
  50. What do Muslims believe about God that means they think forgiveness is important?
  51. According to Islamic teaching, what must happen before someone can be forgiven?
  52. According to Islamic teaching, what must forgiveness involve if it is to be genuine?
  53. What part of the Hajj pilgrimage is related to forgiveness from God?
  54. What is corporal punishment?
  55. What is the Islamic attitude to the use of corporal punishment?
  56. According to Islamic teaching, what is the main aim of corporal punishment?
  57. What is the biblical attitude to corporal punishment?
  58. Why do most Christians oppose corporal punishment?
  59. What is community service?
  60. What is the Christian view of community service?
  61. What is the Islamic view of community service?
  62. What are 2 advantages of the prison system?
  63. What are 2 disadvantages of the prison system?
  64. What is the Christian view of using prison as a punishment?
  65. What is the Islamic view of using prison as a punishment?
  66. What is meant by capital punishment?
  67. Why might some Christians support the use of the death penalty?
  68. Why might some Christians oppose the use of the death penalty?
  69. Why might some Muslims support the use of the death penalty?
  70. Why might some Christians oppose the use of the death penalty?

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