AbhiMemberJune 7, 2021 at 8:06 PM
Crime prevention is the attempt to reduce and deter crime and criminals. Governments all over the world are making concerted efforts to reduce crime, effectively enforce the law, and accurately administer criminal justice. However, the increasing number of criminals is of utter dismay to many and, thus, there are many ongoing debates about the punishment to be received by criminals.
In my opinion, I personally believe that not only do prisons aggravate criminal minds but also lack any kind of assurance about the recurrence of the crime. Hence, longer sentences served in prisons do not always solve the problem. The solution to such delinquency would simply be to pinpoint a particular problem and then seek remedial courses for the same. For example, a study conducted by the NYU Psychology department concluded that it was necessary for prisoners to lead a healthy, mentally and financially stable life after being released from prison.
However, on the other hand, there lies a well-justified argument for criminals to serve a longer period of time in prisons. Nowadays, well established modern prisons can be found in every nook and corner of the world. Every felonious antisocial is subjected to strict vigilance and surveillance, and their behavior is monitored around the clock. For example, Urban Wire conducted a survey and released a detailed, analyzed report stating that longer prison sentences may result in a positive change in behaviour.
To conclude, it is quite difficult to predict what could lead to criminal behaviours and whether they could possibly be corrected in the near future by various psychological efforts and studies which are being conducted by criminologists in many parts of the world.