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Crime and Punishment
Unit 8
Thursday 15th May
Crime and Punishment
 A) What
is a sin 2 marks
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 A) Sin = An act against the will of God 2
Breaking of the 10 Commandments 2
 Breaking of God’s rules 2
 Doing something wrong 1
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 B)Do
you think punishment is
always right? 4 marks
 Give 2 reasons for your point of
view
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B) Do you think punishment is always right?
Agree:
Punishment prevents bad people hurting others
Punishment makes criminals think before they commit a crime
Some religions teach “an eye for an eye”
Disagree:
 Punishment can make people into habitual criminals because they can't get
a job after prison
 Jesus said Christians should not judge people
 Jesus taught punishment belongs to God
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Other approaches are possible if valid
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 C)
Explain why some Christians
agree with capital punishment
and some do not(8marks)
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Explain why some Christians agree with capital punishment
and some do not. 8
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Some agree because:
Jesus came to reform sinners, you can’t reform a dead person
Jesus said and eye for an eye was wrong
Christianity teaches all life is sacred, if abortion is wrong then so is
capital punishment
Some disagree because:
The Old Testament gives the death penalty for various crimes
The Catholic Church and Church of England both say it can be
used by the state
 The protection of society is more important than the reform of a
criminal according to ST Thomas Aquinas
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Other approaches are valid
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 D)
Religious people should always
obey the Law. 6 marks
 In your answer you should refer to
Christianity
 (i) Do you agree? Give reasons for
your opinion
 (ii) Give reasons why some people
may disagree with you
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D) Religious people should always obey the Law. 6
marks
Agree:
St Paul says you should obey the law because the
Government has been chosen by God
If laws are not obeyed society will collapse
Religion encourages people to be law abiding
Disagree:
If the law is unjust a religious person may break it
E.g Apartheid laws in South Africa
E.g Conscientious objectors in WW2 who would not
fight and were imprisoned
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 A) What
is crime 2 marks
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A) Crime: An act against the law 2
 An offence punishable by law 2
 An offence 1
 Doing wrong 1
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B) Do you agree with capital punishment?
4 marks
 Give 2 reasons for your point of view
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Do you agree with capital punishment? 4 marks
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Agree:
Some religions have the death penalty for crimes
It is a suitable punishment for the most dangerous offenders
It is a good deterrent for people committing horrible crimes
Disagree
Thou shalt not kill
You can’t pardon a dead person if they have been wrongly
executed
 Life is sacred and belongs to God
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Other approaches are possible
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 C)
Choose one religion other
than Christianity and explain
why justice is important for the
followers of that religion.
(8marks)
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C) Choose one religion other than Christianity and
explain why justice is important for the followers of
that religion (8marks)
JUSTICE IS IMPORTANT FOR
MUSLIMS because:
 The Qur’an says Allah is just
 Muslims should treat people fairly
 Shariah Law is based on justice for
everyone
 On Judgement Day if you have been just
Allah will be just with you
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 It
does not matter if religious people
drink alcohol. 6 marks
 In your answer you should refer to
Christianity
 (i) Do you agree? Give reasons for
your opinion
 (ii) Give reasons why some people
may disagree with you
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D)It does not matter if religious people drink alcohol. 6 marks
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Agree:
Catholics use wine as part of worship
Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding at Cana
Jesus chose wine to remember him at t he Last Supper
Drinking in moderation is acceptable as long as it is not to
extremes
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Disagree:
Islam forbids alcohol
Religious pepole should treat their body as a temple and
not pollute it
Some Christians view drinking alcohol as a sin
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Other approaches are valid

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