44 Answers

  1. Honestly, people haven't come up with anything better than isolating a person who has committed a crime from society. From the literal interpretation of the word crime, it follows that a person has violated the norms of morality and laws that are accepted in society.

  2. This is such a very controversial question – how to determine the” usefulness ” of a prison. The point of prison is not only to combat stereotyping, but also to limit society from criminals.

    The fight against crime should be based on completely different aspects : improving well-being, raising children in the family and school, eliminating the influence of criminality on children, and many other actions.

  3. Sorry, I didn't quite understand what you mean by the words “prisons are useless…”? Prison is a punishment, that is, “harm”, not “benefit”. If you are guilty, you will be punished. What's the use?

    Or are you saying that prison is an ineffective punishment? If so, I strongly disagree with you. This is a very effective punishment! Cruel and very effective. Remember the last examples. The name of Sergei Udaltsov once sounded impressive. He served time, got out, and so what? Where is the “fiery revolutionary”? After prison, he turned into a banal participant in talk shows, a talker, of which there are many. The Ukrainian pilot (I forgot her name, I'm sorry) returned to her homeland after a short detention in Russia… I started criticizing the Ukrainian government! And the “Pusi-raits”, not by nightfall will be mentioned, where is it now? They served their time and disappeared from sight. So prison is very serious. For sane people, this is a very effective and effective punishment that changes their entire subsequent life.

  4. The question starts with a clearly incorrect statement. Prisons are still useful. What's going on in them is another matter. Not on paper, but in reality. And it is much more reasonable to raise the question not about the” abolition “of prisons, but about how to modernize them, how to change the prison rules so that they are not ruled by the will of” thieves ” and not by the sadism and arbitrariness of the guards, so that they cannot perform the role of criminal universities. And they would be released not “with a clear conscience”, but with some profession that allows them to live without theft and robbery.

  5. The essence of the crime is a violation of generally accepted norms of behavior, the cause of such antisocial behavior is mental abnormalities or even disorders. Bottom line criminals are mentally ill people and require treatment, not pointless isolation that only exacerbates their disorders. Thus, prisons should be replaced by psychiatric hospitals, warders should be replaced by psychiatrists, and criminals should be considered patients. A person with a healthy mind will not violate generally accepted moral norms.

  6. I fully agree that prisons are useless in the form in which they exist. Today, Russian prisons are not a system of correction, but a punitive system. A punitive system can generate nothing but hatred of society and the state. Therefore, instead of reformed sociopaths, our prisons release angry sociopaths. And prisons should be replaced by compulsory psychiatric treatment. After all, a person who deliberately violates the basic generally accepted norms of morality is obviously ill.

  7. Prisons are useful, and their usefulness varies greatly from country to country.

    In Western Europe, the rate of recidivism among former prisoners is around 30%, in Norway it generally drops to about 10%

    In Russia and the United States, the rate of recidivism is around 50%, which is a very high indicator and indicates the inefficiency of correctional systems

  8. Prison, in the philistine sense, is applied to criminals serving sentences in a high-security penal colony. The so-called “cell-type premises”, where a very strict regime of serving sentences. An ordinary colony is like a soldier's barracks, where there are many people at the same time. The main goal is to isolate criminals from society and the state, so that they do not harm people's property or safety.

  9. A person with free will resists attempts to deprive him of this freedom, even in part. This resistance is primarily psychological in nature. For this reason, there are no people in prisons who consider themselves guilty of what they are accused of. Since depriving a person of physical freedom, he was not deprived of free will. Therefore, deprivation of liberty will become an effective measure of influence only if, simultaneously with physical freedom, a person is deprived of free will. But it is impossible to realize this without killing a person. Therefore, the repetition of crimes among criminals always exceeds the threshold of 60-80%.

    An effective fight against illegal behavior is impossible without a proper understanding of its real causes, the main one of which is the absence of a moratorium on violence. A moratorium is imposed not only at the level of citizens, but also at the level of the state. As long as there is no such moratorium, crime will act as a social protest against formally legalized violence by the state against the people who make it up.

    The only way to bring any person to an understanding and conscious desire to comply with the principles that guide any group of people is to give them complete freedom to comply with them, and as a measure of punishment for non – compliance, to exclude a person from this group for various periods. not the deprivation of liberty in the penitentiary institutions of this group (where contact with the group is not interrupted), but the creation of obstacles to the life of the offender in those places where the life of those people whose principles are violated by such an offender is carried out (complete cessation of contact with the group). And these are all localities of the state of which such an offender is a citizen.

    Today's development of science and technology allows this to be implemented right at the entrance of potential offenders to the territory of any locality where their access may be restricted. The reorientation of financial flows from the penitentiary system to restrict such access, and the expulsion of violators from populated areas, makes it possible to implement this idea in practice. The refusal of citizens to make any transactions with the participation of the convicted person, preventing the convicted person from using the infrastructure-will be an additional condition for informing interested parties and their subsequent expulsion from the settlement.

    Since the formation of a person takes place exclusively in a society of his own kind (which is why a person is a “product” of the society where he was born and raised), it is either impossible for a person to continue to exist without contact with society, or it will be the most significant inconvenience in his life. Deprivation of liberty cannot achieve this goal, since the convicted person either communicates with other prisoners or with the persons guarding him. Therefore, the exclusion of a person from a group of people and their exclusion from their life activities is the only way to bring them to an understanding of the need to comply with the principles that such a group is guided by. The desire to co-exist with the group of people who rejected it will inevitably lead to the emergence of a desire to comply with their principles.

    The only problem is that the overwhelming majority of the existing society is not guided by more than half of the principles to which it declares its commitment. The reason for this is that these principles are either based on or involve human violence against human beings. And only a full moratorium on violence will be able to develop new principles and correct existing ones. Such a measure will reduce both the severity of social protest and the frequency of its manifestations. Therefore, crime as a result of such transformations will not be systemic, as it is now, but random in nature.

  10. Shorter, but strictly solitary confinement.

    Solitary confinement is perceived as a more serious punishment, and at the same time, the concentrated criminal environment that exists in modern places of detention is destroyed. As a result, the “zones” will cease to be “criminal universities” and the criminal cultural tradition will begin to disintegrate.

  11. What would motivate you not to break the law? Well, maybe the consciousness of their guilt before people, before God. Starting from the ruler, judge, overseer, criminal, family. After all, we all live in a society and it seems to me that in order to live comfortably in it, it is necessary to live with the understanding that everyone can, wants, and most importantly, has the right to live happily. But how to realize this beautiful dream?..

  12. It is not necessary to change prisons, but to prepare a person for getting out of prison, that is, to socialize him, we have a lot of recidivism in our country, because a person leaves without a penny in a new world from which he has fallen behind and his earnings are again to cheat someone and come back, unfortunately of course……

  13. the best form of punishment is the death penalty. In all developed countries, well, not all top 2 countries in the US and CHINA are allowed the death penalty, but not ours for some reason.

  14. First you need to decide on the terminology. There are only 8 prisons in the Russian Federation, and unlike a penal colony, a prison is not intended for the correction of convicts. Prisoners in the prison do not have freedom of movement. They rarely get a chance to work. Yes, and the continent in prisons-these are those whose correction, in principle, is no longer possible

  15. Of course,I can't answer with”smart words”as an expert,but as a person who has been there (and more than once)I say with full confidence-there is no fight against crime, no correction of those who stumbled, or anything else. There is an incredible amount of budget money that is dragged through the mountains by “Guardians of the law” (for example, for 2 years Toyota Rav 4, BMW X6, FW Tuareg) and this is a simple small-scale boss (not a loan) who can they fix or motivate, who can fight with themselves and their own kind? The system is rotten,it needs to be changed, the tightening of the law leads to cruelty and callousness of the Housing Code, when leaving no support, no work, nowhere. On the one hand, they themselves are to blame, and on the other? Having nothing,without earnings, people “come”to the prison again, where people in uniform are very happy to see them-replenishment in slaves, convict's salary, on average, 250-300 rubles per month, with rare exceptions. We need to change the system completely, from precinct officers to judges, maybe something will get better!

  16. The legal system (any one) uses methods of compulsion and coercion to ensure its functioning. Deprivation of liberty is only one of the methods of coercion. Spot repairs will not help in this case.

  17. The question contains an unsubstantiated statement about the futility of prisons.Prison, apparently, does not mean prison, as a type of detention of prisoners on an equal basis with colonies of different regimes, colonies-settlements, colonies-settlements for persons who have committed crimes by negligence, but the current penitentiary system itself as a set of state institutions and bodies that execute criminal penalties and other measures of a criminal-legal nature.. Prisons have existed since the slave system. If they were ineffective, then long ago the sbs were replaced by something else – is it really only the author who turned out to have this question first in history? I suspect not, and the search for a 100% correction of criminals is already underway ..from this very slaveholding one… Science fiction writers have had visions of solving this problem, such as being exiled to a large island ( just like the primitive community did), where they earn their own livelihood and survive, and outside intervention – only in the event of a threat of death… The community also found a radical remedy – the death penalty.Society has also found a measure of punishment-refusal to communicate.. Let the author think for himself and answer what else he offers.. Maybe a trip to the Moon or Mars?

  18. At the moment, humanity does not yet have the ability to abolish or replace prisons. The most they can do is separate all criminals from interacting with each other. Roughly speaking, everyone should sit in individual cells, without the possibility of communication. At the same time, any first-mover (most foolishly) comes out in 3-5 years already trained as a crook, thief, killer and moreover, is in one way or another connected with experienced criminal elements. This does not help society in any way in the fight against crime, but rather strengthens the criminal side by constantly supplying new fighters. Plus, the spread of criminal culture in society leaves its mark. Thug songs, romantic movies about criminals, etc. And how many criminals are already in power, you can't even count. People with a criminal record should not be able to get even to the position of security guards and drivers in government structures, but alas.

  19. The main purpose of incarceration is to isolate the criminal from society so that he cannot commit crimes. Correcting it, re-educating it, can also be a secondary goal. An alternative to prisons would be to banish the criminal from the state (more broadly, jurisdiction) for a certain period of time, or permanently, depending on the severity of the crime, but this is not practiced in our country.

    In many cases, instead of prison, you can get away with fines and compensation for victims.

    But, as we have already noticed, prison is a different prison. I believe that even in prisons, conditions should be comfortable, because isolation is enough in itself to stop a person from committing crimes for the duration of this isolation itself. (If he commits crimes in prison, then a tougher regime is also possible.)

    In addition, it is necessary to change not only prisons, but also the criminal law itself. I believe that all articles providing for punishment for “crimes without victims”, as well as those that duplicate the provisions of other articles of the Special Part of the Criminal Code, should be repealed.

  20. I don't think prisons are useless. They are rendered useless by the poor performance of criminal law and those who investigate crimes.

    If a criminal goes to prison and believes that this is not a pattern, but just “bad luck” – then of course there will be no correction effect. There is the opposite feeling that “the probability of getting caught in probability theory is decreasing.”

    That's when the criminal will definitely and inevitably receive punishment-the prison will work correctly.

  21. There are two questions here. The first one is about prisons (why are they useless and whether they are useless?) And about motivation. I'll answer the second one.

    Man, by nature, is a creature prone to breaking rules and laws. Sometimes it also brings benefits, moves progress. No amount of motivation can change the human essence. Only artificial intervention in the activity of the central nervous system, such as implanting a chip that controls behavior. But then it will be Homo defectivum. And, in general, it will do more harm than good.

  22. Prisons, concentration camps, and penal servitude can only be replaced by the death penalty, self-mutilation, and stigmatization, as was the case before the advent of prisons. But this is actually wild, although in some countries it is still used. Humanity has not come up with other ways to protect society from criminals.

  23. At one time, I had the opportunity to study this issue quite closely in a practical plane. And I can say from my own experience that prisons are not useless. Because they are an important part of the assessment of a criminal act for all parties. If prisons disappear, then in any case, we will have to establish “red lines”. What these “lines” will look like is already a matter of ten. It is important to send a message that a person has crossed the border, and for this there will be an inevitable punishment.

    When the human community exceeds more than 1,000 individuals, the censure penalty has an extremely low impact. And here the legislator already needs to determine what value a person should lose if he violates the norms of law.

    Whatever it was, the days when prisons were a terrible physical punishment are going away. Spiritual punishment is no less terrible. And without this, society cannot do at all, because the violation of the law will always occur,and the bogeyman of punishment should always hang over the person. These are the laws of being.

  24. I would like prison to really correct people, but as practice shows, people often repeat crimes, and there are those who, on the contrary, do everything to get back to prison, because there is shelter, work, clothing and food. Education goes on as a work in itself – this is good. But if you start holding special friendly conversations under the guidance of good specialists-psychologists, psychiatrists, social educators, religious leaders-the situation may have changed for the better. It would be great if the prisoners were taught to see the good in each other and praise each other out loud every day for really good deeds; first in small ways, and then as the good deeds increase, which I'm sure they will!

  25. The task of prisons is not to correct criminals. They are needed to intimidate those who are at large. And they do this task brilliantly. Personally, I don't know anyone who would want to do something that could get you in jail. I mean actually doing it, not just saying that he's going to do it. And it is the fear of prison that slows down these people. They have no moral doubts about this.

  26. First of all, for an effective fight against crime, there must be an inevitability of punishment for all. And it is better to replace prisons with hard labor, then the motivation not to commit crimes will really increase.

  27. In some countries, including our own, prisons perform not a correctional function, but a punitive one, and they are an instrument of competition in the hands of corrupt law enforcement officials. Our penitentiary institutions perform these functions perfectly. It is no coincidence that all the instructions of the President and the Supreme Court on the inadmissibility of taking entrepreneurs into custody are ignored. The very possibility of incarceration for nonviolent crimes is inherently vicious and resembles medieval methods such as cutting off limbs, etc. Fines, compensation for damages, forced labor-these measures allow you to restore justice and ensure the interests of victims. The consequences of a criminal record are also important. In Russia, this is a stigma for the rest of your life without any opportunity to remove it. This is a lifelong defeat in labor rights, this is a defeat in the rights of the children of the convicted person. In fact, laws that restrict the rights of people who have been brought to criminal responsibility lay a time bomb for the future of the country. Not only does the penal enforcement system grind down hundreds of thousands of lives and destinies every year, but those who are affected by it – even if the case did not go to court and was closed on non – rehabilitating grounds-are branded. They and to some extent their children become second-class citizens. In this sense, we can talk about the revival of the estates in our country. The class of those convicted, no matter for what, who are not available to the civil service, law enforcement agencies and many,many other things, and the class of “clean” people. And given the pace of work of this system, the “clean” class is constantly decreasing, which in the future will lead to a crisis in the labor market.

  28. Prisons make sense in the case of crimes against life and health. Such criminals should be isolated from society. Another question is that prison should not spoil a person even further. There must be human conditions. For thieves, swindlers, embezzlers, prison is meaningless, they need confiscation of property, from a quarter of all property to 100 percent. And a ban on civil service and business.

  29. First, a correct worldview-and this depends largely on scientific discoveries. When science accepts the concept of the transition of consciousness to a different level of being after the so-called death, and all the actions and thoughts of a person are his offspring, which sooner or later, according to the law of karma and deadlines, return to their originator, then humanity will embark on the path of purification.

    Secondly, work in diversity has always, at all times, contributed to moral purification. But labor can not be forced, but according to ability and aspiration. Again, science must be at its best to correctly determine a person's abilities, as well as to determine communities by level of development and interests.

    Much of the evolution of humanity now depends on science, which in turn depends on the level of consciousness and spirituality of the majority of humanity, and everyone is able to improve the world by following moral laws and developing their spirituality.

  30. I think the ultimate measure and live broadcast on TV. (I think this is common in China? And the result pleases). Everything else, up to the Gulag, has already been tried. Here in the war, there was still a good remedy – they were taken out into the courtyard-right there, at the scene of a crime, without any courts, according to the law of wartime, and – a bullet in the forehead. Nothing else will help in the state where everything is purchased.

  31. As the British say: Prisons are certainly a bad way to socialize the most hooligan part of the population, but history has not invented anything better yet. And if there was something significantly better , it would have been tested and used somewhere long ago. Like iPhone and iPad … vodka.

  32. An interesting idea was in the children's film” Cipollino ” in 1973.

    “You're locked up with thieves and bandits!”

    “How can that be?”

    “What are you,what are you, son? The prison is full of honest people.

    And in general, there are more good people around.

    “So what did they do?”

    “Nothing at all, son. That's what they were jailed for. Prince Lemon doesn't like decent people.

    The prison is built for those who steal and kill, and the opposite is true for Prince Lemon. Thieves and murderers are in his court, and honest people are in prison.

  33. humanity still two thousand years ago perfectly coped with the educational function of society-truncation. stole-cut off your hand, sow panic-cut off your tongue, etc. the need for prisons disappears, the educational effect is obvious, the punished person walks in society and everyone sees the work of the law!

  34. I've been pondering this question for about a year now. There is no simple answer to this question for several reasons:

    • crimes have different sources of motivation. Some crimes, such as violent pedophilia, are associated with impaired brain development. The same situation applies to aggressive behavior under the age of 25, which often leads to violent actions. It is almost impossible to assess the degree of “awareness” of actions and the likelihood of resisting urges in such situations.

    • the main function of a prison is to isolate criminals from society. Prison is part of the penal enforcement system. Not “corrections”, mind you, but “punishments”. Of course, initially it was assumed that punishment should develop the fear of repeating a crime, but it has long become obvious that fear does not arise (what we have experienced is no longer scary), but the system is ingrained. That is, no one really thinks about correcting it. There is no such task.

    • any changes to conservative, proven systems require a large amount of research, stretched over time and carried out taking into account all the requirements for the experimental methodology

    • changing the system requires changes in legislation, retraining of judges, representatives of law enforcement agencies, and forensic experts. This is not an easy process that no one wants to start.

    Now for what I would do (although I continue to think about this question and this text is part of a similar reflection). The problem of crime and recidivism is a global problem that is recognized by the rulers of many countries, but is hushed up. It should be understood that crime leads to a loss of income, and with a high level of recidivism – to an increase in the cost of the penal system. But no one estimated the volume of losses on any global scale, for example, on the scale of the EU. This should be done to draw attention to the problem, thereby confirming the need to fight it, but shifting the focus from the population's fear of crime to financial costs. Such a path will allow the issue to be openly raised at the international level, convincing politicians that the discussion does not carry any risks for them.�

    Next, it is necessary to create an international analytical group that will conduct a number of studies. Such work cannot be carried out on a country-wide scale, as no country has sufficient data to analyze existing penal systems. Decision-making also requires the involvement of specialists from different fields: psychologists, criminologists (with different experience), lawyers, neuroscientists, economists, security forces, narcologists, sociologists, child psychologists, teachers, etc. Expertise must be of the highest level, as assumptions can lead to fatal errors. This fact also forces us to talk about the need to transfer the problem to the international level.

    The Analytical Team will have to answer the following questions as part of its work::

    1. Are there compelling internal incentives to commit crimes other than known ones? What prenatal disorders of brain development can lead to the implementation of criminal actions? Is there a medical, psychological, or any other way to block or control the intrinsic motivation to commit a crime? At what stage of human development can dangerous deviations be detected? The answers to these questions will allow us to sift out a significant pool of known crimes. Lack of awareness of actions will shift the focus from the need for punishment to the need for prevention and prevention.

    2. Is it possible to optimize the legislation in terms of dividing serious and non-serious crimes? Is there a need to isolate property criminals? What is the percentage of” transformation ” of property criminals into violent ones? Are there any obvious catalysts that can be traced statistically leading to this transformation? Answers to such questions will allow us to create a gradation of criminal activity according to the degree of damage, separating, if possible, dangerous to the property of criminals and dangerous to life and health, along with identifying factors that may cause a change in the “category”. Thus, the question will arise about the appropriateness of punishments for different types of criminals. There will be many more questions in this collection. Their main goal is to identify NON-biological relationships in deviant behavior.

    3. What social factors give rise to different groups of crimes? Are there clear relationships between specific social factors and specific types of crime (let's call these social-criminal correlation pairs)? How does the socialization of different groups of prisoners take place: property, violent, affective, etc.? Does their socialization after incarceration differ from each other? Is there a correlation between the type of incarceration and further socialization? What social factors are statistically the main drivers of relapse? The social science blog also has a lot of additional questions. The answers to these questions will help determine the likely regulatory social points, the correction of which will allow for the prevention of crimes and recidivism.

    4. What is the overall and country-specific cost structure for isolating, punishing, adapting, and preventing criminals? What is the amount of indirect costs? Is there a risk of economic consequences if the penal system changes? Is there a significant correlation between the type of punishment system and the amount of spending on it? What economic effect will be achieved by reducing recidivism, primary crimes, and changing the types of punishment for different groups of criminals? Are there ways to find non-state investments for penal reform?�

    There will be a number of other blocks of questions that together will allow us to understand the essence of the punishment system without significant assumptions. This study will identify weaknesses and strengths, stereotypes, outdated solutions, and will also create a foundation for hypotheses on optimizing the punishment system.�

    The next step should be a comprehensive report summarizing suggestions for optimization, both cumulative and point-by-point. Moreover, all hypotheses must be factor-independent or close to it. After that, experimental solutions should be implemented in the various countries that are most suitable for testing certain hypotheses, with the condition of long-term and comprehensive data collection. Most likely, the first significant results can be obtained in 10-15 years.�

    Of course, at first glance it may seem that the proposed path will be too long, but if you think about the potential consequences of errors, about the inability to evaluate the effectiveness of random non-system experiments and their difficult scalability, you will understand that all other paths on a strategic scale are less efficient and more protracted, taking into account error correction. Scalability is extremely important, because today in conditional Norway, social factors do not play a significant role, but in 20 years they will, which may lead to the unsuitability of the existing system, since different factors determine the necessary optimization paths in different countries. After a tangible period of time, the factor model may change, and solutions exist only for one set of factors. This is another reason for bringing the problem to the international level.�

    Now about my personal amateur hypotheses. It is necessary to separate the system of isolation and the system of punishments. Isolation implies an unavoidable danger to other members of society. If irremediability is indisputably proven, then isolation is a necessary measure. Thus, isolation cannot be temporary, since the unavoidability of the danger will not disappear anywhere. Or there should be some objective test for the disappearance of the danger. It is not difficult to guess that dividing the terms of imprisonment for serious crimes into life and long ones is complete stupidity, since if there is no need for lifelong isolation, then the possibility of eliminating the danger is automatically recognized. Consequently, placing a person for a long time in such a terrible place as prison, in no way helps to eliminate the danger, but increases it. Thus, if the court considers that a person does not deserve a life sentence, then it is necessary to develop a system to eliminate the danger within the time limit set by the court. There is no such system and its creation is required. In other words, this is no longer a prison sentence, but, let's say, compulsory “social treatment”. In other words, we already get 2 types of “prisons”:�

    1. Isolating (there is no need to make terrible conditions in them, since there is no task to destroy a person. otherwise, the death penalty should be returned)

    2. Socially adaptive settings for serious crimes (where conditions should be even less severe, but a methodology for “treatment” and a system of tests should be developed to determine the” social incurable ” of a person and the need to transfer him to lifelong isolation)

    All property crimes should be left to the jurisdiction of the penal system. At the same time, the essence of the system of punishments must be changed. Prison is not a punishment, but isolation. Therefore, punishments should be proportionate and property-based. The damage should either be compensated with an increased coefficient, or worked out, and the severity of work should be assessed according to the degree of damage, and the main goal in choosing a penalty should be the fastest compensation for damage to the victim.

  35. Oh, the humane measure is ridiculous)
    A person breaks the law not because they lack understanding or love or anything else.

    But because he needs to do something and he doesn't care about the consequences.

    Of course, there is a percentage of people who did not understand-did not listen to them, but the bulk of crimes are either organized, or vice versa, in a state of passion.
    There is no way to prevent both.
    In the first case, people do something because they want to, in the second-because they lost their temper and when they woke up, it was too late.

    As for the prisons themselves, only an idiot could think that after spending some time with other robbers and murderers, a person will become a better person.

    Honestly, I would have done better to equip expeditions en masse.The world is full of dangerous jobs.
    All sorts of robbers and similar people are just right for this.
    Yes. let them be watched.
    but in general, it should be as an alternative service in the army.
    Here a person has a task, there is a risk that he will not return alive or something else.
    Coped – well done.
    Worked out-got carried away – after eeem serving time, you can already do this for money.
    Then somehow we kill two birds with one stone – on the one hand, we use human resources, on the other – we give people who wanted to receive money the opportunity to receive them.
    For what they already know and understand.
    Of course, he may want to steal again-cheat, and so on.

    but he'll know what's waiting for him is a damn drilling rig in Alaska or something, even more dangerous.
    In the end, they will either earn as much as they want and find somewhere to invest it – or they will be a fool and work there all their life and immediately squander everything on vacation.
    society as a whole is satisfied with both options.

    As for all sorts of murderers and other comrades, they should have suicide missions.
    there must be some kind of quota, after which, if you survive , you still return to society.

    On the other hand, a person will again know that if something happens, minefields are waiting for him again.
    Maybe it's better to go there voluntarily, but for money.

    But what concerns maniacs and other people who literally shock with their cruelty, misanthropy and other things (I remind you that many crimes are made out of greed-envy, and not because a person in general hates society) – then their organs.

    How can a homicidal maniac redeem himself? not anymore.
    All sorts of pedophile rapists-they have no way back. and it shouldn't be.For organs, for experiments, whatever. but only so that it is already forever and quickly.

    1. But they are very useful for the production of certain types of work – someone needs to cut pines. In America, for example, there are private prisons that provide a very good income.

    2. There is no motivation not to break the law. Remove your rose-colored glasses. A person is afraid of going to prison, but fear motivates them to look for a way to avoid getting there, and not how to comply with the law. In China, thousands are shot every year, and, mind you, every year there is someone to shoot. Even the fear of death does not motivate you to comply with the law! And you know what to replace it with…

  36. the introduction of endorphin antagonists into the body causes absolute pain everywhere and easily and quickly weans you from doing what is not necessary.For some, you can make collars with an automatic input of pharmaceutical correctors.For example, it would not be a sin to put these collars on our deputies and give voters access to management-and then they will immediately start passing laws that are a pleasure to execute!(it is a pity that this can not be done in reality and all of them will have to be simply killed by the people….)

  37. Raising the standard of living of the population would significantly motivate not to break the law. This is the conclusion drawn by the relevant statistics in the world.

  38. It is high time to replace prison sentences with exile to sparsely populated areas of vast Russia. Convicts can travel there by public transport together with their relatives who wish to accompany them. Keeping people in penal colonies behind bars in the 21st century is a relic of the past and an ordinary savagery. The convicted person can write a petition to replace the sentence with a long-term exile and voluntarily go to explore the taiga, tundra, and the southern coast of the Arctic Ocean. Few people know that 5,000 (five thousand) rubles a day are allocated from the Russian budget for the maintenance of one prisoner! This is too wasteful. We need to change that.

  39. This is most likely a matter of parenting. Prisons are designed to isolate from society, perform educational functions. The new system of punishments may provide for mandatory participation in the isolation of relatives and authoritative relatives. But prisons are not going anywhere today.

  40. The only thing that will teach and motivate a person not to break the law is a sense of beauty, and the awareness that he is violating it when committing a crime, as well as a sense of empathy, which will immediately put in place an understanding of what is worth doing and what is not worth doing (do not harm your neighbor) and a conscious understanding of the constantly asked questions “what am I really doing?”, and “what is the place of my action in the overall picture of the world?”. In fact, a high spiritual level and an attitude to life as serving some high ideals, far from selfish pleasures and the desire to possess material values to the detriment of anyone.

  41. To answer this question, you need to understand the true reasons for committing crimes and understand who can stop the existing motivating factors for crime prevention, and who can not.

    The reasons for committing a crime include such human qualities as passion (for profit, wealth, sexual passion), envy, greed, stupidity, vanity, etc. Having eradicated these qualities in a person, we may be able to eradicate crimes, but if they are present, I very much doubt that any motives for preventing offenses will be able to stop a person from committing crimes. If a person is very envious, then he will definitely, when the opportunity comes up, commit an act to please his envy, regardless of whether the act is within the limits of generally accepted rules or is criminally punishable. Such people will not be deterred by their motives, their own conscience, public opinion, or even the criminal code.

    In addition to the reasons that push for certain actions, crimes can be divided into crimes that are committed accidentally: “by coincidence”,” in a state of passion”,” by fatal accident”, etc.in the same spirit. A lot of crimes are committed in a state of drug or alcohol intoxication, in a state where a person cannot control himself. These crimes can be classified as untrained. The number of such crimes is huge.

    And, crimes committed intentionally, that is, committed after any preparation, thorough or not so much. They can all be classified as prepared crimes.

    This breakdown makes it possible to understand whether the motives for crime prevention will work for both categories of criminals or not?

    I doubt that for people who commit crimes unprepared, even for themselves, these motives will be interesting. Most likely, they will not even know about their existence, since they will not associate themselves with this category of people.

    For people who commit crimes after preliminary preparation, the existence of motives is also unlikely to stop, because such people hope that they will never be held responsible for their actions.

    Consequently, we can spend a lot of time, money and effort to motivate people to behave properly in society, but the effectiveness of these measures will be almost zero.

    What would be worth spending your time and energy on is educating a highly spiritual person. This is a state-level task, but the state does not need it in this form and for this purpose. We can only rely on our own strength in this regard. Engage primarily in the development of yourself, your loved ones and, to the best of your abilities, your environment.

  42. Option 1. Introduce a system for removing organs from criminals. Transfer organs to transplant centers. Even if only a little, it will allow them to compensate for the harm caused to society. If the donor from the criminal is not very good, you can cut off something to him depending on the severity of the crime.�

    Option 2. Send them somewhere far away to work, a la the GULAG. Economically, hard labor is not very justified, so it makes sense to broadcast the whole thing on the Internet, on TV. Paid subscriptions, unique content, everything we love. �

    Option 3: Use criminals as material for medical and psychological research. Something like it was in Unit 731. In order not to get dirty, you can do all this on the territory of the former Soviet republics.

  43. As already mentioned, the question is a bit not correctly composed. Prison does not exist to fight crime, but to punish people who have already committed a crime.

    But the issue of fighting crime is very interesting and multifaceted – you can write whole volumes on this topic. I will not write volumes, but will focus on an exampleIceland.�

    In short, in the 90's Iceland had a huge problem with juvenile delinquency and drugs. The State responded with an extensive social program to support young people, which included sports programs for all school children, and programs aimed at encouraging parents to spend more time with their children. After 20 years, the result is a low crime rate, including juvenile delinquency.

    Of course, crime is influenced by many factors; of course, crime can manifest itself in different ways. However, if the issue of youth development and employment is taken seriously, it should reduce the crime rate – especially the number of violent crimes and robberies. Also, as far as I know, the interest and involvement of parents in the life of a child affects such aspects of his life as school performance, drug use and hooliganism.

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