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Those from disadvantaged backgrounds should be punished more lightly for committing crimes

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Started: 5/10/2016 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Those from disadvantaged backgrounds should be punished more lightly for committing crimes. (Against).
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I disagree with this. Regardless of if you came from a disadvantaged background, all people should be held responsible for crimes, regardless from your background. If someone takes another person's life and claims ignorance because they were from a disadvantaged background, they still took someone's life, and we would have virtually no way of knowing whether they did come from a disadvantaged background.
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Posted by happywhale 1 year ago
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A disadvantaged background could be anything from as simple as the color of one's skin to a rough childhood in which someone could have lost their mind and sanity or lost their faith in the human race. In a way, we are already implementing this concept. Sometimes, it's easy to believe that we implement it too often. When someone, even a murderer, is saved from prison and put in a correctional facility because they are declared insane, the law helps them because they are disadvantaged. Do they really deserve a second chance? Based on what you're suggesting, a murderer could be let free from a possible life sentence because they didn't know the consequences of their actions. They're like babies. The difference is, babies grow up and out of their childish habits. What other way can we fix a psychopath than to hide them away from the world? We can't fix every crazy man who comes to the door. What then? An eternal cycle will begin in which the psychopath will commit a crime, be released by approval papers, commit another crime, pretend to be fixed, go out and murder someone. I am curious as to how you would react if a self-proclaimed psychopath came to your house, stabbed your father to death, raped your mother and your siblings, laughing the whole time. How would you feel when he is let off with only one year, a SINGLE year, of "rehabilitation," and then released into the outside world? Unfortunately, this is the world we live in.
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