Justice calls for an eye for an eye. A person who has committed a crime must pay for it. It is, however, impossible to deliver complete justice and humans are not capable of understanding all factors behind a crime or the factors leading up to it.
It also calls for the oppressed to be provided with their rights and if someone is falsely accused, that person should not be kept behind bars.
It is important that those who choose crime as a profession, are brought to justice. There are still loopholes in the justice systems all over the world that allow criminals to go unscathed.
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Mercy demands that compassion be shown even if a person has committed a crime. The term is often used for criminals on death row or who have been punished harshly. Major religions of the world have also encouraged mercy and a show of compassion as a better way though the ultimate decision is at the hands of the aggrieved party.
All legal systems in the world have ways in which mercy can be shown to the accused or the convicted.
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