Why should a person be punished if he or she doesn’t understand or accept his mistakes? Obviously he/she will continue with the same punished behavior behind our back.

I am trying to watch it in a broader sense, say like starting from parents punishing kids to the punishments by the court. In all cases, if one cannot understand his/her mistake, won’t it be repeated?

May be kids won’t do it in their parents presence. But definitely they will do in their parent’s absence. These punishments are just making them a little bit polite, but not moral. They may appear disciplined for a while, but not forever if they don’t understand the wrongs in their side.

Reminds me of this Malayalam song sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan in the movie Oru Vadakkan Selfie “Enne thallendammava njan nannavoola. Mandeel adiyum vare njan nannavoola” [Meaning “No need to beat me uncle, I won’t change good”]

No one would change actually if he/she is not convinced on the mistakes. Simply they may try to avoid the home of punishments. Whenever the situation changes in their favor or if they are not watched, the real nature will be exposed.

And moreover the thought ‘I am being watched’ can actually damage one’s peace, cause stress and ultimately lead to unavoidable crises.

Another point dancing in front of me right now is “If one accepts and feels guilty of his mistakes, should he/she be really punished again?” He already had the punishment of guilty feeling, so why again?

So aren’t these punishments bad weapons? Still why is it being used everywhere?

Or are these punishments showcased as a threat to the future criminals to make them beware of the consequences?

This being a world of ‘add-ons’ I feel some add-ons are required with the current punishments strategy too where in some views must be put before punishing straightaway so as to make them aware of the actual mistakes.

Otherwise what’s the use “If a criminal never regrets on what he has done”? Or otherwise either he must have some solid reasons behind the crime or he must be psychic as posted in Crime is a crime. But who cares his feeling while punishing him straightaway?

He killed his parents and buried them. After couple of days he surrendered in police station. But media claims that he is still happy about what he has done or he is not at all guilty about what he has done.

The neighboring people curse him for his brutal action, and he appears to be least bothered. No one had a single word to say against his parents, or the parents were such a pleasing figure in the society.

If a criminal never regrets on what he has done, either he must have some solid reasons behind the crime or he must be psychic.

Can our laws make him understand the seriousness of his crime with the punishments whatever it may be. I don’t think that he could be convinced ..or in his perspective, he had done that because of xyz reasons and no regrets on that..

Again here also, the Majority wins….Everyone talks against him, and he is punished. If majority could think in his angle or understand his vision, maybe it wouldn’t have even claimed to be a crime..

Or is it like, “a crime is a crime whatever may be the circumstances?”