Friday, September 08, 2017

[dkrhtugg] Punishment and trauma recovery

A victim suffers trauma as a result of criminal wrongdoing by a perpetrator, who is apprehended and punished.  Does the severity of the punishment that the justice system metes to the perpetrator affect the victim's long-term recovery rate from the trauma?

Of course, severe punishment induces the temporary elation of Schadenfreude.

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