sex offenders, bank robbers, drug lords, murderers etc.
No, not unless we all were required to microchip. Broad laws like this would place a terrible burden on any criminal who decided to go straight. We already have enough burdensome laws that effect their lives after prison, making it near impossible to live a straight life.
I am an optimist, I believe that anyone can be redeemed.
What we should work on is making sure certain people who are a true danger to society, never get out in the first place
Answer by adnilm at 8:02 AM on Feb. 25, 2011
I definitely believe that child predators should be chipped as a condition of release due to the rate of recidivism for crimes against children. They rarely go 'straight'. You might actually have to put them under and plant a few chips just in case they were to find one and have it removed. If they remove a chip, I think they should get life without possibility of parole.
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Answer by Piskie at 8:36 AM on Feb. 25, 2011
I'm not really sure. Part of me says yes. But the other part of me screams loudly no. We do have electric bracelets to monitor some people out on bond, house arrest, or parole. An electronic microchip (placed in a location unknown to the offender, they know they have one, while he/she is under sedation) may be more efficient that the current ankle bracelets. Currently many offenders have found a way to deactivate or take them off. It takes awhile before officials may notice. The lag is time is not comforting to victims of their crime. On the other hand I worry about their civil rights and if there are better ways to spend our resources: intensive therapy and rehabilitation. We don't do that now. We have some brief group counseling but nothing that is intensive and personal with a highly qualified professional. Those cost. Hard question OP.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:40 AM on Feb. 25, 2011