"Why," began the elder, "all these sentences to exile with hard labor, and formerly with flogging also, reform no one, and what’s more, deter hardly a single criminal, and the number of crimes does not diminish but is continually on the increase.
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She was slow to decide what to do, but once she did nothing could deter her from her chosen course of action.
The goal is to catch and punish enough tax cheaters to deter others from trying to cheat on their taxes.