Human moral responsibility
In general, the whole judicial trial process of proof, conviction and judgment in courts rests on an assumption that human beings have freedom in decision-making and bear responsibility for their choices.
- John Stott (2012). "4. The Problem of Forgiveness", The Cross of Christ. InterVarsity Press, 95. ISBN 978-08308-66366. “...generally speaking, the whole procedure of trying, convicting and sentencing ...”