Good vs Evil
Ignorance vs malice.
It is often assumed that people who are evil know what they’re doing. We assume that they know that what they are doing is wrong. We assume that they know that they could have made a better choice. We believe that they know that they’re going to be punished for their sins.
At the same, much of civil society is confident that if they could just make prison hell on earth, then it would punish the evildoers, and it would deter anyone else from breaking the laws or violating the human rights of another person. If they could make the punishment awful…