2018-02-10: Saudi Arabia
Some people believe that not all criminals should be kept in prison, but some of them should be allowed to do unpaid work to help the community. Do you agree or disagree.
Nowadays, the number of crimes all over the world is on the increase and most sociologists regard this a result of unemployment, poverty and lack of education. While a group of people argue that offenders should be punished by going to jails, I believe that doing unsalaried work in the community would be more beneficial for the people, prisons and the criminals.
There are a variety of reasons why I would argue that doing unpaid work in the local community would be a positive scheme. Firstly, governments would not suffer from the expeditions that prisoners and prisons bring about. Secondly, rehabilitation programs help offenders to learn some vocational training that are useful in their future life. Finally, other offenders who are at prisons may have an adverse effect on them which will encourage offenders to commit more crimes. Furthermore, jail punishment is not a deterring act against crime and it would not diminish the violence and criminal acts in society. A salient example of this is USA that could decrease the crime statistics up to 30% by educating criminals
and teaching them vocational training which lead to better job opportunities for the criminals. Although they had criminal records which makes finding a job more difficult, they could obtain a satisfactory job.
On the other hand, most of the criminals re offend after releasing from prison into society and they usually break the law in order to making a living since they have no experience at works. Furthermore, rehabilitation programs would benefit the society and criminals. They can do some community work in their neighborhood such as talking to schools or cleaning the streets. As a result, the students who dropped out of schools or those who are under peer pressure would be less likely to become delinquent. TO support my claim, I can refer to an article having been published in Times magazine, indicates that rehabilitation programs make awareness among juveniles, parents and the offenders and this programs could stop the
fast raise in criminal records.
In conclusion, although prisons play a central role in punishment and are appropriate places for those who committed sever crimes such as killing, the role of community services in training offenders should not be neglected. I assert that all humans have the ability to turn into good, positive people who are beneficial for their society and family.
Prisons were made to punish the criminals, few people think some criminals should be kept free and do charity for the community. I agree with this statements, as prisons are worse institute it disgraces the humanity in the offender and second society help them to improve and refine their mistakes and help them to become a socially responsible person.
In ancient times, prisons were made to penalize the culprit, but in the modern world crime rate touch the sky, it rises continuously, as more number of prisons required. Not all criminals should be kept in jails, those who feel guilty for their acts must give chance to improve their mistakes. Becuase prisons may adversely hamper the positive attitude of the offender, they become rigid in their thoughts and socially disconnected. According to a recent survey, the crime rate in Netherland decline about 50% and more than half of their prisons closed, because of they adopt the same strategy.
Criminals should be allowed to do unpaid work in the society, it gives two-way benefits to the community. First, it will help offenders to become socially responsible when they interact with people they share their experience and consequences, it directly prevents others to do the same. Second most important is, when they do unpaid for the community, it strengthens the economy of the nation. for example, they may help elder people in various tasks in old age homes and exchange their thoughts with them and also the government also hire them as an employee in factories or as labor. However, it may have inappropriate results, as offenders may disguide the younger the younger ones, it may lead to disaster so as to prevent this catastrophe effect, past records of criminals must be evaluated.
In conclusion, according to some people, it is necessary to give chance to culprit to improve their faux pas and become a fine person. The one way is they work unpaid work in society for their community. It will make a healthy and safe society for everyone.