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Do increased security measures reduce crime or have other effects?
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More measures to improve security have been introduced in many countries because of increasing crime rates. Do the benefits of these measures outweigh their drawbacks?

With the incidence of crime hovering at an alarming rate, citizens are being afflicted with harassment, fraud and violence. Some people think reckless policies will cause baneful impacts upon society, while others argue that safety measures should be intensified. This essay will examine the advantages and pitfalls of initiating more criminal control actions.

Supporters maintain that excessive measures are not necessarily leading to a more safe society. Firstly, the increase of juvenile delinquency will remain. This is because a host of young offender violates the laws simply in pursuit of stimulating, regardless of how much alarming system installing. Another downside is that culprits will hold a grudge against society and repeat illegal acts. For example, improper confinement of prisoners, such as locking them up in cramped jails, breed confusion and resentment among criminals. Thirdly, unnecessary measures lay a financial burden upon the state. Recruiting well-trained polices requires a huge sum of tax revenue. Given its tight budget, the authority would be unable to allocate finance funding education and housing issues as a result.

Opponents, however, believe effective governances in crimes would keep the society safe and stable. First, some penalties are the economical approaches to deter would-be perpetrators. Heavy fines, long community service or terms of imprisonment would make most hardened culprits afraid to break laws. Furthermore, there are effective measures that would have an immediate effect. For instance, once legal knowledge is popularized, we would see a sharp decline of offences. Lastly, residents would feel safe under government protection, which further create the prosperity of a country.

In conclusion, although a few measures might not tackle problems effectively, the more safety measures the more advantages law-abiding citizens would enjoy. From my perspective, we would be sure beneficial from fighting crim

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