When a crime is committed, the person or people who committed the crime are to blame. It is just to think that they should be blamed for breaking the law but in the bigger picture society is to blame for the crime. Society pushed the law breakers to commit crimes by making them feel as if they had no choice or that they felt that through the normal routes of life that they would not succeed. Society can help those most at-risk of committing a crime by encouraging them to succeed and motivating them to rise above.

Those most at risk to commit crimes are people from low-income families that do not feel motivated to continue their education. Most often than not, they are seen as “trouble-makers” in the classroom and are continually punished to the point that they no longer see a need to go to school anymore. Society has failed these children because they do not see they need to help “those that do not want to be helped”. These children only want any kind of attention they can receive and they receive it by acting out. Society can help put them on the right track by helping them receive the attention they require in a more positive way. The energy these children have can be put into a project they feel passionate about such as dance, sports, or art. By allowing a child to perform a task they enjoy and rewarding them for their efforts, they will feel more motivated to continue their education. Studies have shown that positive reinforcementsworksbetter than negative reinforcements in the development of a child.

For many that have committed crimes and want to rejoin society, they often find that society is reluctant to help them. In most cases, employers do not want to or are hesitant in hiring people with a criminal record. An unfruitful employment search often lead ex-offender to return to their life of crime. Society needs to invest in ex-offenders if we ever want them to become functioning members. Studies have shown that ex-offenders who earn more after 2 months of their release, are less likely to commit another crime. The likelihood of an ex-offender repeating a crime can also be drastically reduced by access to stable housing.An evaluation of the Returning Home-Ohio program found that ex-offender that were connected to housing service were 60% less likely to return to prison.

In conclusion, it is society’s job to prevent offenders from developing and help those that have committed crimes to return to society. Our studies have shown who are most at-risk of making the wrong decisions that lead to a criminal life so we know who to help. We can guide children to find their passion that can help drive them forward and motivate them to succeed. We can help ex-offenders return to society by helping them find employment and stable homes. The stability of their new lives will allow them to become productive members of society.

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