Let justice be done – though the world perish”: Are trials a deterrent to terrorism?

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Let justice be done – though the world perish”: Are trials a deterrent to terrorism?

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Terrorists, unlike other criminals do not seem overly concerned with being placed on trial and punished for their acts October 21, 2005 “…Terrorists, unlike other criminals, do not seem overly concerned with being placed on trial and punished for their acts. Incapacitation, deterrence, and rehabilitation — three of the main goals of the criminal justice system — do not seem have a noticeable impact on terrorists…” “European criminal systems and courts must learn to deal with ruthless terrorists who proclaim their innocence at all costs,” Emerson Vermaat, the author of “Al-Qaeda’s Deadly Planning,” which was published recently in the Netherlands, wrote in “The Wall Street Journal Europe” of 27 April.