A compelling and controversial look at a problem that goes back to Cain's murder of Abel: how should we deal with crime? The filmmakers travel the globe to look at the most fascinating examples of justice on the planet - from the harsh punishments of China and the Middle East to more merciful methods in Finland and Japan. At its root the choice is always the same: to crush criminals or to bring them back into the community? To take revenge or to rehabilitate? TO KILL OR TO CURE? What can Canadians learn from the world?