Do you disagree with me on any of these statements about rape, GS?

1. It would be good if all rapists were punished for their crimes. Ideally, any person who commits rape would be sentenced to an appropriate prison term, or some reasonable alternative punishment (eg a term in a residential psych facility). 2. It would be good if no innocent person ever got punished for a crime... show more 1. It would be good if all rapists were punished for their crimes. Ideally, any person who commits rape would be sentenced to an appropriate prison term, or some reasonable alternative punishment (eg a term in a residential psych facility).

2. It would be good if no innocent person ever got punished for a crime they did not commit. This includes not getting convicted for rape for what was, in fact, genuinely consensual sex, or even no sex at all.

3. Because human justice systems are imperfect, it is impossible to absolutely and perfectly do both 1 and 2. The best we can do is design our justice system to aim for an acceptably minimal level of either mistake.

4. Where the best balancing point between 1 and 2 is depends on one's exact priorities, and this is something reasonable people can disagree about. Only people who genuinely cannot agree with either 1 or 2 should be considered unreasonable on the subject.

Do you agree or disagree? Do you think there are any other statements on the subject that should be similarly universal? Any other thoughts?
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