Crime and punishment.
This concept is also known as criminal justice and deals with how fairness, legality and morality affect law and order.
The term criminal justice can sometimes refer to the industry that surrounds crime and punishment. Some of the many careers in the field are covered on this criminal justice degree site, along with information on educational requirements for those working in this field. I am more concerned with the idea of criminal justice as a social issue.
People seem to think that it is socially acceptable that punishment should fit the crime. All too often we find ourselves asking - does it?