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B.1. Ch.5 12

Rule 9. When the act is conclusively
indicative of a habit such an increase must
be given to the punishment as may enable it to
outweigh the profit not only of the individual
offence, but of such other like offences as are
likely to have been committed with impunity
by the same offender.

Severe as this conjectural calculation
may appear it is absolutely necessary in some
cases, of this kind are crimes fraudulent crimes
using false weights and or measures and if using
base coin. If the coiner were only punished
according to the nature of the single crime
that he had committ of which he is convicted,
his fraudulent practice would upon the whole be
a lucrative one. Punishment would therefore
be inefficacious if it did not bear a proport
proportion to the total gain which may be
supposed to have been derived not from one
particular act, but from a train of actions of the
same kind.

There may be a few other circumstances
or considerations which may influence in some small
degree the demand for punishment, but as the
propriety of these is either not to demonstrable, or
not so constant, or the application of them not so
determinate as that of the foregoing, it may be
doubted whether they be are worth putting on a level
with the others.

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rationale of punishment

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rule 9


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f12 / f10


richard smith


dusautoy & rump 1809


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edward collins


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