A Crime is A Crime: Violent and non-Violent Criminals Essay

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Some people argue that non-violent criminals shouldn’t be incarcerated because it’s such a huge financial drain on society. Well in my opinion a non-violent criminal is still a criminal; the only difference is they weren’t violent at that particular time. Many crimes have been committed without any physical abuse. Who’s to say the next time they decide to break the law they won’t become violent or a threat to someone. Furthermore, I believe if you do the crime, you have to do the time. In today’s society majority of people incarcerated are non-violent criminals: such as drug abusers, drunk drivers, prostitutes, and people who refuse to pay child support. Although these crimes aren’t as bad as murder or rape; they’re still a convicted …show more content…
I don’t feel it is safe or fair to overlook a non-violent criminal. Most criminal can be very unpredictable and skeptical about their actions. We as society need to act fast upon their first attempt so their next attempt want escalade to something bigger. Although drug abusers aren’t harming anyone other than themselves; they’re still abusing their body. So in order to protect them from drug abuse they should be incarcerated to protect them from endangering themselves. I strongly believe society should incarcerate all non-violent offenders: drug abusers, drunk drivers, and deadbeat parents. Non-violent offenders can jeopardize someone else’s life or even their own life.
Majority of non- violent criminals are drunk drivers and people with DUI. Most car accidents are a result from driving under the influence. Society needs to realize that when convicted of drunk driving it’s because a person choose to disobey the law. I believe the only way an individual can learn from their mistakes is by being punished. Actions should be taken whether the person resulted in a terrible accident or a tiny finder bender; they were driving under the influence.
In today’s society deadbeat parents are being incarcerated for not paying child support. In family law and government policy, child support is mandatory. I believe anything that is court ordered should be taking serious. So many people have been getting away with not taking care