[ORDER SOLUTION] New Laws and their Punishments
Suppose that the U.S. Congress passed a new law that punished shoplifting with a mandatory eighty-five year prison term. What would be the impact of the new law on shoplifting nationwide? Would such a harsh law be justified by its deterrent effect? What about imposing a similarly extreme punishment on a more serious crime a mandatory sentence of life in prison or, say, drunk driving? Would such a law be in societys best interest? Why or why not?