The text I read about crime and punishment says that, according to some statistics, London has some 7,000 crimes per year per 100,000 of its population and many decent people who live in urban areas have decided to move to pleasant surrounding areas because of that. The text also says that all societies have criminals and it is thought that the best thing to stop crime is to have an efficient police force and judiciary to remove them to prisons, borstals and psychiatric hospitals in order to punish and rehabilitate them. Then, the text shows that it is not like that, on the contrary, this system does not work properly because when prisoners are released from prison most of them commit crimes again. In fact, criminal do not rehabilitate. As a conclusion, the text states that we should change from the old punishment- based judicial system to one which really cares for all men, so that criminals can finally change their attitudes towards society.
In my opinion, this would be a good idea because, for example, in Argentina, police force and judges are not at all efficient. What is more, prisons are in awful conditions and many of the prisoners are kept inside them for many years without a sentence. This fact is, for me, unfair and has to change as soon as possible.
4 days ago