We Need to Stop Confusing Punishment With Justice

Social order has been built on the premise that punishment deters wrongdoing and provides catharsis to victims — but it doesn’t.

written by
Rajvi Desai
Oct 16, 2020
why do we punish
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AuthorRajvi Desai

Rajvi Desai is The Swaddle's Culture Editor. After graduating from NYU as a Journalism and Politics major, she covered breaking news and politics in New York City, and dabbled in design and entertainment journalism. Back in the homeland, she's interested in tackling beauty, sports, politics and human rights in her gender-focused writing, while also co-managing The Swaddle Team's podcast, Respectfully Disagree.