Crime and Punishment
Real Name Crime and Punishment
Family and Friends Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Writer)

Crime and Punishment is a Russian novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The story follows the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of a man planning to murder another for his money.

Beast holding his copy of the book

Hank McCoy had a copy of the book while in prison. After being denied bail, he held his copy noting that he would have time to brush up on his Dostoyevsky.


In the novel, the character argues that murder is permissible if it serves a higher purpose. This can be seen as a parallel to the X-Men attacking the Mutant Control Agency, a crime that served to protect all mutants.

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