You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people believe that once a person becomes a criminal, he will always be a criminal. Do you agree with this statement?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Often it is opined that once a criminal is born in a society, he would hardly change his attitude. Even though there are several instances when criminals pursue their status quo throughout their life, I think it does not imply to the major section of their group.
To begin, most people avoid situations which create crime and they dislike criminals. This mentality of the general public is reflected in their activities too, as evidenced by isolating the anti-social elements from the mainstream of the society. It is very hard for a person who has marked as a criminal to adjust with this situation. Often many become first-time convicts just because situations like ignorance of law and deception from trusted ones. Many among these have committed crimes unintentionally, and they usually become remorseful immediately after their action. They naturally want to reintegrate to their own communities as soon as possible, and the best way to do so is to abstain from illegal activities further. Therefore, a sane person would hardly reoffend the second time.
I should also acknowledge the situation in which people become addicted to criminal activities, once they are into these circumstances. Many first-time offenders are seen becoming more polished criminals after their stay in prisons and this usually becomes a threat to the social security. Another point to be noted is the increase in the number of cybercrimes, and these days more reoffending is seen in this field. This might be because of the lax cyber laws.
In summary, albeit there are instances when people turn out to be permanent criminals, I think the situation is different in case of the majority.
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