priyaMemberJuly 3, 2021 at 1:11 PM
No one wants to live in a place with high crime rate. Whatever may be the motive behind these criminal activities, it is the duty of the respective Government to control such lawbreakers. Few people believe that more prison time can help to sort this crisis while others argue that there are other improved methods to punish the wrongdoers. In this essay, we will see how crime rates can be reduced by adopting different methods including jail time.
Crimes can be categorised into different types. Punishments for heinous crimes like murder, rape or sex abuse and other petty crimes like pick pocket and shoplifting should not be the same. Convicts of terrible crimes especially sex abusers and murderers with history should be punished with life imprisonment. However, if the authorities or the law makers believes that jail time is the only solution for any crime then they will end up in building prisons alone instead of primary development for the nation. A huge chunk of public money is being spent on maintenance, security, food, and transportation of convicts. To control criminal activities, instead of using only longer prison hours other alternatives should be adopted
More than 50% of the wrongdoers arrested are for minor crimes. Lawbreakers who are arrested for such petti crimes should be penalised with mandatory social service hours or extended manual labour for state development like building a community hall project. By this way, the state can not only extract some useful work from such criminals but also divert the resources to other needy sectors.
In conclusion, it is important to reduce the unlawful activities for the betterment of any nation. While some countries still adopt Prison time as their way of punishment for all crimes, I believe that the lawmakers should decide upon the type of the punishment depending on the crime level by utilising different form of punishments.