The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses Increased prison sentences as a deterrent for crime are part of the political agenda in Britain. Our prison population has rapidly grown. Here is a view from the USA . . . Professor Vern Poythress How do we evaluate the present systems of criminal justice in modern societies? Most modern societies use imprisonment as the primary form of punishment for crime. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.