Crime and Punishment explores a simple, yet profound theme in the human condition. Can someone consciously and without remorse carry out the perfect murder and get away with it? What does it mean to get away with murder? The eyes of God might not be upon the moral offender, but what do we do about that person that stares back at us in the mirror? Like Brothers Karamozov, this classic novel must be read, savored, and read again. There is more substance in this one work than in all of the vacuous prime time television programs combined.