The New York State legislature passed a law that permits the state to lock up individuals for crimes they might commit, rather than for crimes they have already committed. The law requires mental health professionals to screen all prison inmates doing time for sex offenses and determine if they are disposed to committing more sex crimes upon release.
Watch the video and answer the following questions:
Is it morally permissible to punish offenders for future crimes that they are found to be at high risk of committing?
If this punishment is allowed, does it harm or help society?
Make sure you explain both answers and use information from your textbook.
video link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx0jKEJIu-c