It seems to me that most Christians today think that forgiveness of grievous crimes implies lack of punishment of the criminal. To my knowledge (by far complete, to be sure) of the New Testament, nowhere is this outrageous idea to be found. So, my question is: Is there any part of the Bible where it is said or from where it might be implied that this would be God's wish for how us mortals should treat criminals? To be clear, I want to emphasize, I'm not talking about petty "crimes" like bad-mouthing, insults, even cheating. The Bible is clear about these. I'm talking about (mass) murder, (mass) rape, pedophilia. Forgiveness, definitely. But also punishment suitable for the crime, why not?