Foucault pendulum at the Panthéon in Paris photo by Arnaud 25 public domain

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

Like the Fourcault pendulum at the Pantheon in Paris, the sentencing system in criminal justice may be likened to a pendulum, constantly swinging one way or another.

Image of the Foucault Pendulum in Paris museum. Caption reads, Like the Fourcault pendulum at the Pantheon in Paris, the sentencing system in criminal justice may be likened to a pendulum, constantly swinging one way or another.

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