Originally Posted by senksiang90
So, this brings us to the next question, what are the aims to legislation. Obviously there are a few aims. One is to deter the public from any misbehaviour or inappropriate conduct which is against the norm of the society. Then there's of course retribution('an eye for an eye', 'a tooth for a tooth', 'a life for a life'), reparation(compensate the victims) and also the rehabilitate the society(especially to drink-drivers and drug addicts).
To bring the topic back on track,
LAW is made to protect the society,
to rehabilitate the wrongs,and to prevent further wrongs.
So in the case that if someone is actually insane,
the punishment would not meet any of the points above,
hence YES, I am fine with him not being punished.
Whats needed is treatment.