Good reasons to argue AGAINST this statement?

I'm doing a debate speaking and listening assessment and arguing against this statement: "Punishment is only worthwhile if combined with rehabilitation."

Update:

excuse my english... not good reasons TO argue against, good reasons for against

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  • Scooby
    Lv 4
    8 years ago
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    Punishment can also set an example for others to teach them why they shouldn't misbehave/break the law.

  • 8 years ago

    I would argue that the threat of punishment provides a deterrent.

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