An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. In crimes producing irreparable bodily injuries, the part of the body injured will afford the characteristic circumstance. The analogy will consist in making the offender suffer an evil similar to that which he has maliciously and willfully inflicted.
It will, however, be necessary to provide for two casesthat in which the offender does not possess the member of which he has deprived the party he has attacked, and that in which the loss of the member would be more or less prejudicial to him than to the party injured.
If the injury has been of an ignominious nature, without permanent mischiefSimilar ignominy may be employed in the punishment, when the rank of the party and other circumstances permit.