HIGH REOFFENDING RATES ARE INDICATIVE OF A PENAL SYSTEM THAT IS IN A CRISIS

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Civilizations in the modern world are defined by institutions that have been established within the society to ensure that individual members of the society co-exist well. Courts give directions and interpretations on the agreed upon the rules. They are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the rules are well enforced and deciding punishments for those who disobey the laws within the civilization.

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HIGH REOFFENDING RATES ARE INDICATIVE OF A PENAL SYSTEM THAT IS IN A CRISISBy Students name ()Civilizations in the modern world are defined by institutions that have been established within the society to ensure that individual members of the society co-exist well. Courts give directions and interpretations on the agreed upon the rules. They are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the rules are well enforced and deciding punishments for those who disobey the laws within the civilization.There is need to answer the questions: Why do people break laws? What could motivate break the law more than once even after getting a punishment? How has the penal system failed and what are the possible theories for the failure?Firstly the scientific point of sturdy "any behavior that appears weird from the outside is actually done by the person to achieve an important psychological goal" [2knowmyself.com: M.Farouk]. Criminals often break rules again because the motivations to committing a crime follow the equivalent literal rule. They commit crimes in order to attain a psychological balance. Yochelson and Samenow put forward the theory of free will to explain criminal behavior. This has five points to it: The roots of criminality lie in the way people think and make their decisions, Criminals think and act differently than other people, even from a very young age, Criminals are, by nature, irresponsible, impulsive, self-centered, and driven by fear and anger,Determ

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