That's just the problem. Justice can never be served no matter how many years the murderer spends locked up.
The best scenario out of the whole situation is if you can rehabilitate everyone back to being a good and productive citizen.
....... Wait....Are you allowed to agree with me.....
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I dont think your allowed to agree with me
The Canadian justice system is based on finding the balance between justice and rehabilitation. I think it's important to remember that. But regardless, I don't think either will be served by 'making sure his sentence isn't harsh', given the crimes he committed. There are appeals and parole systems for a reason. Give him a sentence that gives his daughter some justice, and let him earn his way to early parole via rehabilitation if he can. Being a rehabilitation system doesn't mean we have to let this guy off lighter than other violent rapists, just because he was 'good' enough to keep it in the family.
Which is exactly why they shouldn't assume rehabilitation. Give a heavy sentence, allow them to shorten it with rehabilitation. That way, if they remain a risk to society, you don't have to let them out in 15 years. I can't imagine how it will impact his daughter to see him free in such a relatively short amount of time, without anything about him necessarily having changed.
What? I believe in restorative justice and rehabilitation.
I've seen it work first hand.
I could take a stab in the dark. I have enough to finish painting a wall. I think that mouse stutters a lot.
JLM, Shoot the bastard, Agreed, but who wants to pay for the bullet? Let him sit in jail and we pay thru the *** to keep these id10ts in jails and for what? So they have more rights than you and I as law abiding citizens? This is really getting to the point that we need to reintroduce capital punishment. Just my thoughts