Crime: Punishing Crimes

English Conversation Questions on Punishing Crimes

  • What are the typical punishments for criminals?
  • Do you think punishments should be strict or people should give second chances?
  • Which criminals do you think should not be given a second chance?
  • What do you think is the optimal punishment for someone who stole some chocolate in a shop?
  • How would you punish someone for stealing a car?
  • Which punishment would you suggest for someone who murdered?
  • Do you think public service like cleaning streets etc. is a good type of punishment for a crime?
  • Do you think punishing adults and young people should be the same or there should be a difference?
  • Do you think the criminal law is good in your country or would you change it somehow?
  • What do you think of the capital punishment (death penalty)?
  • Do you think the capital punishment is the right tool to reduce criminality?
  • What do you think of the idea of public executions?
  • What do you think of physical punishment?

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