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Some people think that criminals should be given longer terms in prison, so as to reduce the crime rate. To what extent do you agree or disagree
In modern society, law has been playing a vital part. Criminals who break the law will get punishment, and some of them will be put into prison. Some people claim that in order to decrease the crime rate, we should enforce laws by keeping prisoners longer in jail than before. In my point of view, this is a very stupid proposal that no one would like to put up with, including those advocates.
The major aim for government to set up sentencing policies and put offenders into jail to limit their freedom is to help them consider clearly about their crime actions and correct them if it is possible, rather than to trap them for a long time. How long they have to spend in prison depends on the seriousness of their crime. It is not "the longer, the better". Imagine being forced to live in prison for two years for minor offense, how would you act?
In addition, increasing penalty time also has many drawbacks, Firstly, in order to hold so many prisoners, governments have to enlarge the size of buildings, hire more people for administration purposes and pay more attention to their accommodation, which would inevitably increase the burden of nation. Secondly, although the crime rate will drop down to a low level, the total number of criminals will not change, which is meaningless for citizens.
In conclusion, although some people have done something wrong, they still possess basic human rights. We should not pursue the number of crime rate through imposing extra penalty on offenders.