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  • Tanya

    August 23, 2021 at 8:11 PM

    It is believed by some people that if long punishments are given to the criminals then crime will be reduced. Does that really happen? Others think that there can be other better ways to bring down the crime but what are those ways? Let us have a look at both approaches.

    Indeed, hard punishments, given to the lawbreaker, results in a panic feeling in other people who are involved in some crime. For instance, people, who are being charged with not paying income tax, terrifies the other people who are doing the same thing. As a consequence, some people gradually start paying the income tax regularly. Moreover, some people, after completing their long period in prison, values their life more than before. But is the long sentences actually decreasing the number of crimes?

    Rather than always giving long imprisonment, efforts are being made to look over the reason of the crime. For example, many people end up doing the robbery because of the financial crunch their family is going through. Therefore, if we know the reason for the crime by doing the counseling of the criminals then steps can be taken to eliminate that reason. Hence, there are chances of lowering down the count of crime in a country.

    I personally believe measures taken for the culprit depend on the crime he/she did. For example, we cannot just depend on the counseling for the rapist, rather serious punishment should be given to him. I feel that both opinions are correct and will help in reducing crime unless it is taken care that both the approaches are followed in a strict manner.

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