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Do criminals need help rather than punishment?

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Do criminals need help rather than punishment? Crime is an illness, a state of impaired functioning, therefore crime must be treated, and hence criminals need cure no matter on what grounds they commit it. First, punishment acts as a deterrent for criminals to offend. It is reasonable to assume that existence of punishment will lead some potential offenders to decide against the risk associated with it. Second, since the birth of any nation, punishment is accepted as a tangible asset and now, opposition proponents claims for homely environment for felons. They should comprehend whom they are going to nest in that home, the atrocious criminals (animals) which is nest to impossible. Third, the widespread support for punishment rest on the important societal goal served by it. ...read more.


Practically, importance of punishment far out weigh purported values of providing help to offenders. They try to defend themselves by finding out the flaws in punishment. They denounce that care, psychological help, counseling, medical treatment should be offered to criminals. To be practical, let us assume that they all are being supported with this. But who's the guarantee that they won't do crime again. They still possess license to kill. In addition, nobody likes to punish, but if that punish provides relief to amass then its not exactly right to call punish. They say," Death penalty is killing. All killing is wrong, therefore death penalty is wrong." But, here, killing is sacrificing. In similar fashion, people consider that punishment is a violation against of "human rights" and natural rights". ...read more.


In addition, it provides peace of mind for the victim's family and victims. From the general standpoint, when a working man from a family is killed then along with him his old parents, his infant children and his widowed wife is also forced to be under the grave with him. Therefore, punishment is only best option left behind with human beings. In short we cannot survive as a society without prisons. Chaos would, inevitably, rein. We, therefore, must tolerate prisons even as we recognize the risks associated with wrongful convictions or discrimination. Also, proponents of opposition should find alternative measures for punishment, without side-effect, instead of pinpointing flaws of punishment. And, whatever the tone of crime it is whether intentional or unintentional, punishment should be there but the degree of punishing differs. At last, some unhealthy circumstances force somebody to venture into crime, but it does not mean that he could ruin the life of every creature on this earth. ...read more.

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