valerie wrote: No it wouldn't. You can't have dictators that make insane rules, otherwise you have
total chaos. You can't go around murdering innocent people simply because someone
else committed the crime. In so doing, you're guiltier than the person that actually did
the crime. Many murderers have no conscience so they would love it if you murdered
their family instead of them.
Valerie, obviously it wouldn't be dictators making insane rules... rules would need to be voted in, preferably by the people.
As for the murderers, they generally murder innocent people so I see no problem with them suffering the same, of course if they have no conscience and don't have anyone to care about, then it's bye-bye murderer instead!!
Main problem is that many commit crimes knowing they'll serve a community order or a short time in prison (petty crimes) or lifed-off to rot in jail (serious crimes). Having some form of alternative sentencing that affected them emotionally would make them think twice!!