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What is the Best Way to Deal with Criminals?


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The way I see it, I think that most criminals would fit into one of these three categories:

  • The devious
  • The desperate
  • The violent

Rehabilitating the desperate would be the easiest: work to alleviate their desperation.

Rehabilitating the violent is a mental health issue. They need treatment, but also recognize that their violence may stem from a chronic desperation.

Rehabilitating the devious, is the truly hard problem. The solution would almost certainly involve incarceration. Perhaps there is a way to inspire them, in some cases, to strive for higher ideals?