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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

    '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 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

    All the research, all the evidence points to the same end. To reduce crime, poverty, etc., punishment does not work. Punishment, as punishment, perpetuates the problem.

    People who are stuck in generational cycles need the opportunity to end that cycle.

    I know how irritating this is to people like me who struggled through life, working through their education, or who are paying off huge student debt - then see people "rewarded" for committing a crime with what we sacrificed for.

    Yes, we got the stinky end of the stick, but the solution to that injustice isn't more injustice.

    We really need to start making societal decisions based on research, not revenge. We've tried revenge, and it just hasn't worked.
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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    I remain neutral on this topic. There some criminals who can work on a job and there are some criminals who can't work because of their serious crimes that they committed.

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    Re: Criminals Working At A Job

    The other thing is that all of us make mistakes at some point. Most of us don't make mistakes that would involve breaking the law or going to jail, but we still make them. Should major mistakes ruin our lives? Shouldn't we be given the chance to learn from them and move on to a new chapter in our lives?

    I don't know about you guys, but I've broken the law before. I've never done anything that would land me in jail, but I did some things that would give me some pretty hefty fines in my country (and a couple that would have landed me prison sentences in the US, although not here or in Canada). They're not things I'd do now. People often do stupid things when they're younger. Even if they go further than I ever did, I don't think that should ruin the rest of their lives.

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