Respond to listed statements in at least 300 words each statement . Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Statement 1 Debilitation aims to weaken incarcerated individuals, but the question needs to be posed as to whether this is the outcome. With all of these sentencing models, the problem of wrongly convicting individuals always arises. Sarat et al. (2017) has presented several arguments against the death penalty but note that one of the main argued areas is an error. Statement 2: Retribution is the act of rendering punishment on a person (offender) for a crime committed. In the American legal system, for retribution to be carried out there must be a conviction. Deterrence is a goal in sentencing, focused to prevent certain behaviors or crime from happening again through punishment (Masters et al., ).