sheenaMemberJune 3, 2022 at 6:59 PM
Studies have shown that prisoners, who are released from prison are involved in illegal activities again and this essay will discuss the probable reasons and possible solutions to stop them from such criminal acts.
There are multiple causes for high recidivism rates among offenders and bad treatments from fellow inmates, jailors and other police staffs is one of the main reasons for the same. Convicts are punished ruthlessly inside cells and limited effort is put to inculcate moral values in their life. Due to this, even if they are out of the prison, they do not have any mental strength to hold themselves back from wrongdoings. Furthermore, Ex-convicts are not always accepted by the family or society and they struggle to find a livelihood for themselves. For instance, many employers deny jobs for people with past criminal records. Because of this social stigma, they fail to keep up their ethical behaviour and end up in committing crimes again.
In my opinion, recidivism can be prevented by inducing ethical behaviours, rehabilitating and supporting past offenders to live a decent life. While they are serving their imprisonment, human rights should not be violated, this includes providing medical facilities including psychological support and a better way of earning money to ensure financial stability once they are out of the cell. They can also be empowered to pursue their interest areas, to feel a sense of achievement in their life. Moreover, authorities should be able to understand the motive of the offenders and address those issues rather than ill-treating the convicts.
In conclusion, high recidivism rates are highly problematic in the society and authorities, common people, employers and doctors need to participate in the rehabilitating ex-convicts.