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    Criminals Working At A Job

    I know that there are some people who got a criminal history but do you think that business companies should hired criminals to work in their companies?

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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    I know that there are some people who got a criminal history but do you think that business companies should hired criminals to work in their companies?
    If they don't, how are those x-convicts going to earn an honest living?
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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    This is exactly what should be done.

    If they're entrusted with a job, then they will build the self confidence to stick at it once they get out in order to not commit, whilst also being occupied and having responsibility means they won't go crazy. Being cooped up is just a waste of tax payers money.
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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    It depends upon the job. Do I want a convicted child molester working at a pre school? No.
    Do I want a convicted dui dude working as a bus driver? Niet.
    Do I want a convicted grafitti vandal working at my tool store. I'd give them a shot.
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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    If convicts have no legal way to support themselves then they just commit more crimes out of necessity. As not all crimes merit death or indefinite detention, yes convicts need a way to work and earn a living when they get out of prison. Not all jobs necessarily need to be open but options need to exist.
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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    If convicts have no legal way to support themselves then they just commit more crimes out of necessity. As not all crimes merit death or indefinite detention, yes convicts need a way to work and earn a living when they get out of prison. Not all jobs necessarily need to be open but options need to exist.
    This.

    Almost everyone deserves a second chance. I'm all in favour of justice systems that treat prisons as rehabilitation programs, not punishment programs. Part of rehabilitation is learning how to be a productive member of society.

    I also agree with Tylluan that sometimes, convicts can be valuable in their former areas of crime. Along with her example, a lot of people who were convicted of cyber crimes or fraud have become valuable additions to cyber crimes and fraud units. They tend to know those areas well and know how people operate within them.

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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    'Convicts' got caught, so they were not all that good at what they did. They went to gaol and society says they have paid their price. They HAVE to be reintegrated back into society whenever possible, although obviously not put into positions where they will be tempted to commit the same crime, although there are plenty of examples of poachers turned gamekeepers who have actually helped the police in later life because they know all the loopholes.

    What I want to know is - How about all the people engaged in criminal activity who haven't got caught yet?
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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    Quote Originally Posted by DanieMarie View Post
    People often do stupid things when they're younger.
    Also when they are desperate. And when they don't know any better.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tylluan Penry View Post
    'Convicts' got caught, so they were not all that good at what they did. They went to gaol and society says they have paid their price.
    On one hand, yes...but on the other hand, at least in the US, the "justice" system is highly biased against minorities, particularly African Americans. Convicts here are mostly people that were too poor to get a decent lawyer or people of color, or both.
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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Also when they are desperate. And when they don't know any better.




    On one hand, yes...but on the other hand, at least in the US, the "justice" system is highly biased against minorities, particularly African Americans. Convicts here are mostly people that were too poor to get a decent lawyer or people of color, or both.
    Let's not forget that some places in the US are basically returning to debtor's prison and putting people in jail for unpaid parking fines and other misdemeanours, which build up over time thanks to privatized collections.

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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    Quote Originally Posted by DanieMarie View Post
    Let's not forget that some places in the US are basically returning to debtor's prison and putting people in jail for unpaid parking fines and other misdemeanours, which build up over time thanks to privatized collections.
    Could you provide evidence to back this up?

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