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[–] VoatsNewfag 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Imprisoning, suing, and murdering people for revenge may sometimes be legal or just, but they always make the world a little worse off.

Wouldn't it deter or actively prevent them from harming others and in cases were this would be a valid concern - make the world better for decent people?

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[–] TheOneTrueGoose 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yes, justice is a net benefit, but it still has the downside of punishment. Your own success has no downside whatsoever.

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[–] analfaveto 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Deterrence is presumably the main reason why we do it, and clearly a net benefit.