The Problem Of Low Recidivism Rates And Lower Crime Rates Essay

1085 Words Nov 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Eloyan Levon Paper 2
Crime has been an issue since the origins of society, regardless of the actions taken by those in power. Law-breakers will always exist, proven by the fact that there has never been a state without a crime. Thus, if one cannot stop crimes then they must learn to reduce crimes. I have been given two scenarios to consider, both of which are unique, yet intend to do the same thing. In my professional opinion, SOIL (subjects of interest list) is the most viable option and will result in the most success. The two measures of success are low recidivism rates and lower crime rates. I believe that SOIL should not only target gun and gang problems, but instead target all crimes and therefore protect the majority. All 140 individuals who were on the list committed crimes, thus showing that SOIL is targeting the correct people. Use of the SOIL method will prevent crime and allow rehabilitation for those on the list. Firstly, I’d like define success in this context. Emerson will know SOIL is a successful method if the recidivism rates, and the crimes, including gang and gun related crimes, are lower than it is currently. Ultimately, we will not know if this method is successful until we wait a few years and compare statistics, however, I do believe that with this method there will be a positive change. Moreover, being put on SOIL does not necessarily imply guilt. Instead individuals who are put on the list are there because of a variety of reasons - some…

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