WHY ONCE A CRIMINAL IS SOCIETY’S OUTCAST FOR REST OF LIFE:

This is a question which seeks an answer from a moral or ethical perspective.

A person attempts to commit a terrible crime but fails in his or her mission. The individual, however, is apprehended, charged and while accepting graveness of the criminality, is punished with a jail sentence. After completing the required period of the jail term with proper behavior certification, the person moves back to society and starts his or her life afresh as a good citizen.

Does society have the moral conviction to treat the person as an outcast for the rest of his or her life?

-Promod Puri

 

Author: Promod Puri

Retired after 40 years of career in journalism. Former publisher and editor of The Link, a South Asian Canadian weekly newspaper from Vancouver, BC. Now a freelance writer. Published my first book titled "Hinduism:beyond rituals,customs and traditions". The book is educational dealing with all the facets of Hinduism. Websites: promodpuri.com progressivehindudialogue.com promodpuri.blogspot.com

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