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    Re: Punishment or Rehabilitation?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Should the goal of our justice system be punishment or rehabilitation of criminals? The number of prisoners has been drastically rising. It's expensive to incarcerate individuals, and I personally believe we would have a better society and a more productive justice system if rehabilitation took precedence over raw punishment. What do you think is more important? Please explain
    In cases where the offender is not a danger to themselves or others, rehabilitation is both cheaper and can have a pretty good track record.

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    Re: Punishment or Rehabilitation?

    Rehabilitation is a myth its proven that recidivist convicts do not respond to any counciling or such approachs unless of course psychological where they medicate them.
    Most change in career criminals begins to occur in middle 30s...outside forces and programs do little if nothing to change that...its an incredibly expensive waste of money.

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    Re: Punishment or Rehabilitation?

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    rappers etc. should face the death sentence.
    I agree with that.
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    Re: Punishment or Rehabilitation?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Parents make criminals. Don't be such a top-down commie.

    It takes a village to grow a criminal.
    Hw long y'all been saying that? 126 years? Face it that the parents are not going to raise the kids and take on some responsibily for their outcome in life. Do your damn job and stop blaming it on the parents!

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    Re: Punishment or Rehabilitation?

    Many things create a criminal. You can come from the best family in the world you can still be a bad man.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Punishment or Rehabilitation?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Many things create a criminal. You can come from the best family in the world you can still be a bad man.
    Yeah, and that includes God. I'm sick of teachers throwing their hands up and blaming the parents. Maybe that's what's wrong. Maybe that's why kids can't even say please and thank you. It's criminal what they have done to the poor. Especially black males. They never had a chance.

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    Re: Punishment or Rehabilitation?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    Yeah, and that includes God. I'm sick of teachers throwing their hands up and blaming the parents. Maybe that's what's wrong. Maybe that's why kids can't even say please and thank you. It's criminal what they have done to the poor. Especially black males. They never had a chance.
    yeah, I'm sure that being the child of a "baby daddy" who ****ed their mother and then left has nothing to do with it. it's all the teacher's fault.

    If the kid calls his grandmother "mommy" and his mother "Pam", he's going to jail.
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    Re: Punishment or Rehabilitation?

    Rehabilitation.

    Everyone makes stupid things sometimes. One must have the chance of redemption.

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    Re: Punishment or Rehabilitation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Rehabilitation.

    Everyone makes stupid things sometimes. One must have the chance of redemption.
    Morally, I agree. Rehabilitation is the more moral option. However, in terms of what works (which may or may not align to my moral sense), I think it depends on the crime. If someone is a not a danger to others, some sort of program where they have to regularly prove that they are towing the line is both cheaper than jail and keeps them away from potential bad influences (other hardened criminals). Of course that is not always practical, but where it is, we should do it. I also believe such programs should focus on teaching the person any life skills they may be lacking, to give them a chance at a regular life after their time is over.

    If the person is a danger, we need to keep them separate for that sake if nothing else. However, ultimately the goal should be in creating productive citizens where possible and defending society where it is not possible.

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    Re: Punishment or Rehabilitation?

    Neither, the purpose of the prison system is to make our society safe and punish individuals for bad behaviours.

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