Rehabilitate criminals

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Criminal rehabilitation refers to attempts to improve criminals morally or psychologically so that they do not commit more crimes. This rehabilitation may be carried out in prisons or, subsequent to their release, in so-called "halfway houses" or while they mingle with society at large.

Allegedly, American liberals feel that this is an appropriate action for society to take, while American conservatives are said to doubt the possibility of its effectiveness.

Rehabilitation is commonly the basis of the criminal justice system in Denmark and Sweden. Despite pessimism as to its effectiveness, or even a possible causal connection, Denmark and Sweden have some of the lowest crime rates in the Western World.