Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] law-enforcement in a democratic school

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Date: Tue Sep 14 09:17:00 2004


The readily apparent answer is that the punishment should fit the crime, with the severity of the crime dictating the severity of the punishment as is "usually" done in our democratic legal system.

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Hi everybody,

Chapter 5, "Law and Order: Foundations of Discipline", of the book, "The Crisis in American Education -- An Analysis an A Proposal, The Sudbury Valley School," speaking about the basic components of a good law-enforcement system in a democratic school, reads:

". . . Third is a sentencing system for people who have been judged, or have pleaded, guilty. Sentences must be clearly spelled out and must have a wide range of severity . . ."

What is meant by, sentences must have a wide range of severity ?

~ David Rovner
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