The problem with having businessmen decide the punishment for breaking the rules
of society is that their fixation on profits and business makes them couch every
punishment in terms of money (fines) or in the prevention of the offender to
make money (incarceration). Fines and incarceration probably just
make the disagreement between the individual and society worse. And are a
negative in the idea of equal justice for all. Furthermore, the punishment
given to an individual may be felt and even be greater to others, like a spouse
and kids. Punishment should be dependable expected. Punishment
should be fair, in the rules and in the mind of the offender. Punishment should
be minimized to the innocent. Punishment should not stop the individual from
the other obligations to his family and society. Punishment should not relieve
the individual from providing his own support. Punishment should be at minimal
cost to the taxpayer. My suggestions: For sex offenders, desex,
temporary or permanent. For violent crimes, paralysis, partial to full. For
business crime, prevent the owning or management of along with loss of assets.
Etc. etc. etc.