Jails / Gaols are not the answer, Locking people up fails, well for some they are because they are just bad and nothing will change that.
Re-education and rehabilitation of not just the offender but the cause, and in most cases its poverty lack of education and basically for most people lack of hope.
Most people are honest and given the opportunity thru better education better health care better housing better food and jobs wont think of crime.
Most prisons are about punishment not rehabilitation, actually most prisons are about making money and lots of it even in Australia. Prisons are often brutal places and no place for most young offenders, prisons are also not a place to warehouse mentally ill people, most mentally ill people commit crimes because of their illness if these people had proper medical care and medication most would never commit a crime. If we give the young criminal better education and a chance to lead a normal life rather than go further into crime he will take it most of the time then that is what we must do.
Edited by NickAu, 22 February 2018 - 05:03 AM.