I think the impact of the crime and being expelled from university are different topics. People can be emotionally hurt by a number of things. I don't think the degree of punishment should tie to the degree of emotional trauma. And even if there is a legal philosophy to do so, how the heck do you translate a non-quantitative measure into a quantity based punishment? Is there some way to score your degree of trauma on a scale of 1-100? And then say something like if your trauma scale is a 75, then that's 3 years in jail. This would obviously be absurd. And then every trial will boil down to a show of "lets put on our acting hats and act as traumatized as possible". I think any legal system would be more effective if it is based on objective evidence and pre-defined definitions.sandikosh wrote: ↑Jan 11th, 2018 6:48 amDo you think the 13 years old girl he sexually interfered with will grow up and forget about it? Don't you think that will interfere her relationship with men in the future? Every day there is an article about someone who was mistreated when they were young and is not able to get past it. When the mother of that child says he did his time for his crime, then let it be.
@Micelli, People will stigmatize others no matter what you do. Every society has formed in-groups and out groups and add stigma. That's almost like human nature to me. Yes I think he deserves as much stigmatization as people want to give. I don't agree with him being expelled, but I see nothing wrong with people stigmatizing him to the degree that he needs to relocate to another city. I think people deserve a 2nd chance. He is only 18. He doesn't deserve expulsion but he probably has enough reasons to start life fresh somewhere else anyways.