Betterment

Aaron_Hotchner_(Criminal_Minds)

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So Agent Hotchner argued that he rather sees serial killers locked up for life to show how they are a failure rather than have them put to death, so that they can’t think they won and go down in glorious death.

But then he resigns, citing his and his child’s safety because some serial killers, many of which make up state penitentiaries, conspired to frame him and reported him to the CIA who sent SWAT teams round to arrest him on the basis of a convicted serial killer giving information to the CIA about Agent Hotchners apparent misgivings. All of the data was forged by the convicts but the CIA had to arrest the FBI agent on the strenght of the lifers evidence.

One could argue, if you put on the death penalty then the totally deprived individuals who committed such heinous crimes could no longer cause any harm to the living.

What is the point in fighting crime and putting criminals behind bars if those sentenced can then use electronic communications and friends on the outside to murder retired agents, steal their identification badges, pretend to be from the bureau and commit further crimes like murder?

You can’t make any progress if those sentenced do not improve and do not show any betterment but only use their time to cause more damage to law enforcement and civilians.

Serial killers are the most depraved type of human beings. If you watch Criminal Minds, it is completely off the chart how reprived those individuals are. I do not know whether the material on Criminal Minds was taken from real cases or not. But if anybody who lives in normal society can detach themselves so far from reality and our laws as to murder others without any care for social norms, are they really able to ever improve or are they so damaged that they are no longer able to learn?

On the other hand you could argue, just do not believe a criminal convict without any doubt of its merit. Should the CIA have taken the word of a convicted mass murderer to arrest an FBI agent?

In the film the whole block of mass killers staged a mass breakout. Making agents have to re-capture at least 9 extemely dangerous mass murderers.

Considering that these criminals cause severe danger to the private lives of agents, it is not in the interest of human kind to allow those convicted to conspire to undermine society further once in jail.

It all depends on quantity, you may be able to keep a few depraved criminals in jail but if you got a lot, they can cause real damage by the sheer volume of their support systems and they can bring society to the abyss.

 

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