Say someone was a big time thief, could giving them an option of having a finger cut off instead of doing big time,, would that be sadism?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No.  Sadism is enjoying someone's pain.  It would be cruel and unusual punishment.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It would be considered "cruel and unusual punishment" and that's not allowed under the Constitution. 

  • Second offense same option?

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