creative sentencing for criminals
I was watching something or other on tv recently, and the subject of creative sentences instead of jailtime came up.
now I've always thought that sending a person to jail for something like stealing or the like is about the same as sending a child to their room to punish them. in my personal opinion, it only gives the accused person time to sit there and become angry and bitter, instead of helping them.
creative punishments on the other hand, to me at least seem fairly simple, and more effective to keep the person from doing what they did again. ideally the punishment would make the person realize how it feels to have the crime they committed happen to them, prevent them from doing it again, and hopefully deter others.
share your opinions if you wish. remember, what I said above is strictly MY opinion and not fact.