Does Crime Pay?
Thrasymachus and Glaucon argue that the only reason to
follow rules (moral or legal) is to avoid the negative consequences of getting caught.
They also imply that anyone who is capable of breaking moral or legal rules without
suffering the consequences should do so. An old saying says, "crime doesnt
pay." Is this saying true? Certainly some criminals get caught but how many, and
Use the Internet to research crime statistics in an
attempt to investigate Glaucons argument. Is it in a smart criminals best
interest to break the law?
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