The legal system in Western civilization seems to be based on the ancient principal of “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”. In other words, each legal breech deserves a punishment equal to the offense. That attitude,of course, fails to recognize that no one is born a criminal; that people become criminals by virtue of their pathological psychological environmental exposure. When a young child is constantly exposed to parental or social attitudes which are obtuse to societal acceptance, gradually those attitudes become them, they learn to see as good what society sees as bad. They, in fact, usually know what is legal and illegal, but they are “driven” to see illegal acts as good and acceptable. In simple terms, they are programmed to do bad things whilst all the time seeing no problem with their actions. Recognizing those facts should direct our legal system away from an attitude of “punishment” to an attitude of “love” and rehabilitation. Obviously, dangerous criminals must be taken out of society until, when and if, they can be rehabilitated.That process would entail a cooperative criminal, willing to undergo extensive psychological testing, followed by definitive reprogramming by extensive psychoanalytic psychotherapy administered by trained psychotherapists. That process usually involves a minimum of twelve months. It would be foolhardy to think that all could be rehabilitated and made fit for society. However, I am convinced that this method is the only Christian, loving way to approach this immense problem. Within the last eighteen months or so, I have heard numerous knowledgeable authorities imply this exact philosophy. Until our society recognizes and accepts this attitude, we can never consider ourselves as loving. My book Wilderness Cry elucidates that concept more fully. Amazon and all on-line book retailers $10.95. Autographed by me $10.00 plus postage.