I saw this question somewhere in the Internet(I forgot the source) and I think this forum is a good place to ask it.
According to what I know, the atoms in a persons body are replaced every certain amount of years: https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/18427/are-all-the-atoms-in-our-bodies-replaced-on-a-regular-basis
Then, if a persons body atoms are replaced every x years, should the person be prosecuted today for a crime that he/she committed x years ago, when today that person is physically another person(different atoms)?
And lets say hypothetically that 0.00001% of atoms are never replaced, should 0.99999% of the sentence in years be eliminated (the person is 0.00001% responsible for the crime) ?
This is a related question in the forum: Am I still the same person as I was yesterday?