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Treatment of Criminals
Proverbs 31:8-9 states:
'Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless. Speak for them and be a righteous judge. Protect the rights of the poor and needy.'
This offers clear direction to Christians to ensure that people who are unable to stand up for themselves are protected. This goes for the victims as well as the criminals.
Matthew 7:3 states:
'Why, then, do you look at the speck in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the log in your own eye?
This teaches Christians not to judge other people, as they may have worse sins than the person they are judging. Instead, they should treat criminals fairly, not just judge and condemn them.