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After being punished, many criminals continue to commit crimes. Why do some people commit crimes even after having been punished? What measures can be taken to tackle this problem?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.
Write at least 250 words.
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It is not uncommon to see that more and more convicts are becoming habitual criminals these days. The situation appears to be stemmed from some serious lapses in the existing system, and if these are rectified, the issue can be solved effectively.
The primary factor which would have caused this crisis is the lack of awareness among the public about the social responsibilities. To be clearer, schools and colleges are focusing on career-based education, and rarely deal with teaching children how to become socially responsible individuals or law-abiding citizens. The result is that at one point, they will be accused and sentenced. The situation becomes worse when these people turn hostile towards their own society, and eventually become habitual offenders.
Another serious concern is the lax legal procedures. To be precise, most judicial systems have legal loop holes, through which a convict can get relaxation from his sentence. Moreover, prisons are universities of crime, where a criminal would get exposed to a variety of habitual criminals. Thus, once out of the prison, it is highly likely for these criminals to re-organise, and plan more serious crimes.
Turning to the effective solutions, the first is the moulding of a responsible citizen from an early childhood. Teachers, parents and other elders in the society should be a part and parcel of it. The second and the more important one is to award moral punishments for habitual criminals. This means, if a convict repeats his crime, he should be given an extreme sentence, so that it would be a lesson for others. Rehabilitation and reintegration of criminals into the society should be also seriously considered.
To conclude, it is clear that the existing social and judicial systems are responsible for the situation, and the crisis can be overcome with proper rectifications in these areas.