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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC209H5
Professor
Nathan Innocente
Semester
Fall

Description
Criminal law reflects this attitude towards offenders by imposing more lenient sentences on remorseful offenders. Correction system tends to be more punitive towards who fail to express remorse. But how is someone innocent supposed to show remorse? As a result, they are treated more harshly, perceived in negative terms simply Importance of remorse: first, it reveals the importance that both the courts and the media place on expressions of remorse or their absence. People who show remorse viewed as deserving of compassion and more lenient punishment. Second, because expressions of remorse are linked to mitigation. Dilemma: if someone is saying sorry just for the sake of it just to get a lenient punishment. Ex- mr. wight said sorry after the trial to make an impact hard enough so that no one thinks hes saying sorry to make his punishment any less. People who have been wrongly convicted often assert their innocence and, not surprisingly, refuse to express remorse for crimes they did not commit. This chapter explores the consequences of failing to express remorse. that the
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