The brain as subject to change
Will we come to view our current methods of treating mood disorders (anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, Borderline disorder etc) and social deviances (criminal activities such as Paedophilia, Rape, Violent Assault etc) as the empty promises of the village quack of times gone by? No one really believes in bloodletting, applying leeches to a person and other Medieval practices as scientific healing procedures any more. Neuroscience is one of the fastest growing sectors in modern medicine. Some say, it entirely re-invents itself every two year due to the vast amount of new data being added at a breakneck speed. I believe that our prisons are a real solution to a real problem. Yet, merely a short term one, as over 43 Percent of released prisoners will re-offend. There is need to revamp the system. Evil will never be entirely excavated from humanity, yet rehabilitation approaches need to change, in the best interest of everyone in our society. Prisons can’t simply be the future prospects and in that sense ‘Universities’ of today’s neglected and abused children.