• If he who breaks the law is not punished, he who obeys it is cheated. This, and this alone, is why lawbreakers ought to be punished: to authenticate as good, and to encourage as useful, law-abiding behavior. The aim of criminal law cannot be correction or deterrence; it can only be the maintenance of the legal order.

    Thomas Stephen Szasz (2002). “The Meaning of Mind: Language, Morality, and Neuroscience”, p.36, Syracuse University Press