Harsh Prison Sentence Willprevent People from Committing Crime

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Harsh prison sentences will prevent people from committing crime “The only reason for a prison is to put away people who are violent while helping them to change” states Gillian (2012). Crime, in a Christian society the ten commandments form the basics of the rules and laws whereas in this society that we live in, the government has its own regulations. Government regulations are rules and laws on how things would be run in the country. These regulations are there to take care of its people therefore every citizen is encouraged to abide by those laws. If by any chance a citizen happens to stop following these either by omission or ignorance then it is considered breaking the law, which is crime. Then we ask what crime is, the answer…show more content…
Therefore it is clear that long and harsh prison sentences are not entirely effective. I think harsh prison sentence should be for people who commit more serious crimes such as assault or murder as justice for the victim. The government could focus on what is causing crime which would lead to less crime future and community service would be a way for offenders to give back something positive to the community. As stated by Nelson Mandela “In my country we go to prison first and then become president”, this shows that offenders can change for the better. To conclude, I think harsh prison sentences are not entirely effective therefore the government should look at other various methods of crime reduction, only methods that would help the offenders so they can be accepted by the society and have enough people to support them so they can not commit crime again. REFERENCE LIST BRITISH & IRISH ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIANS.( 2000). BIALL salary survey, 1999/2000. London: TFPL Recruitment. FRITZ, C. E.( 1961). Disaster. In: R.K. MERTON and R.A. NISBET( eds).. Contemporary social problems: an introduction to the sociology of deviant behaviour and social disorganization. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961, pp.651-694. MANSON, A.( 1825). Medical researches on the study of the psychological behavior or ex- convivts[online]. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green. Available at:

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