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  • Gundeep

    June 7, 2021 at 9:51 PM

    Crimes have continuously increased in the last decade, be it theft, assault, murder, kidnapping or hijacking and more recently the cybercrimes. People from all around the world are trying to find an effective way to reduce these crimes.

    A lot of people think that increasing the prison sentence will decrease the number of offenders in the long run whereas some believe other methods of punishment should be involved, like people who have committed shallow crimes for example stealing or defying the traffic rules they can be given community service, and the defaulters who are involved in serious offences like assault or murder, firstly for each of them a detailed evaluation of their mental status should be done and it should be analyzed that how much of a threat are they to our society rather than just giving a prison sentence there should be a method adopted that can evaluate weather they can be reintroduced to the society after their prescribed sentence.

    Also, with the increase in cybercrime, there should be more efforts applied to catch them and give them an appropriate punishment which will not only let them learn their mistakes but also not to repeat in the future. A recent example of this is a student from Belarus was exiled from the country and he retaliated by causing mass conflict on a social platform, these types of offenders should be given a chance to learn from there mistakes rather than just giving them long prison sentences.

    On the other hand, longer prison sentences may increase the fear among people and thus decrease the crime rate, also some people believe that it may overall help in developing the character of a person although it may take long period of time.

    To conclude, it is important to analyze all the alternate methods of punishment and where it can be applied keeping in mind that justice is served.

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