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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
Learn English in September

Friday 8am 27th December session: Crime and Punishment

mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,803 ✭✭✭✭
edited December 2019 in People and Society
A common debating topic revolves around capital punishment. Many countries now have abolished this though in some states in the US and other countries still favour it as the ultimate form of punishment for crimes like murder and drugs related felonies.

But does a death sentence or long prison sentence discourage crime? What is appropriate? Britain, Australia and the USA have some of the longest sentences and largest numbers of prisons. It is arguable that the punishment much influence however, and the crimes will still be committed.

What do you think?

This article gives a good introduction to the subject:

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