To go along Kuma's book recommendation, I propose reading Crime and Punishment. It's truly an outstanding book and it makes one feels as if they are the criminal themselves. It's quite psychological. I actually just beat this game (highly recommended; one of the best I have played so far) Batman: Arkham City. I know I'll get it's just a game line, but it centers around Gotham City's approach to handling violent inmates by putting them all in one large section of the city, sealing it off, and letting them duke it out. They drop food once in a while, but criminal groups quickly acquire it and many inmates are left starving. It gets so far as to drop military grade weapons so that the inmates kill one another more efficiently. While the story is a little far-fetched, the city meets its demise after Gotham City decides to implement Protocol 10 which is just a fancy name for bomb-the-shtick-out-of-everything. Batman's role in the game is get rid of Arkham City because it's morally wrong. He has this code of honor about not killing, and quite frankly it bites him the the ass a lot, but who cares? He's the God Damned Batman! :yeleyes: Slip's right, there are people who won't lose a night's sleep over killing another human being, but for the rest of us who have some form of conscious, I don't know if it will ever be justifiable even if it was by law. At least for me.