Aqu 03, 01 / Jan 3, 17 05:37 UTC
on addressing criminal activity in general ¶
Keep in mind that when people finally make it to Asgardia, that the space there is never going to really change. As with other aspects of life on a space station, the space inside the station will be extremely limited. There won't be any building bigger and better prisons.. if we are lucky there will be MAYBE a few "holding cells" and that's it... so... what to do with people who commit a "crime" (defined as whatever it will be when all the laws are finally written)... kill them as some suggest? rather harsh isnt it?
No... I say punish them yes... incarcerate them? no... long term incarceration is NOT an option due to space limitations.... so how do we punish them? That's the easy part.... EVERY community even here on earth, has "undesirable" or maybe even dangerous jobs.... the same will hold true on Asgardia.. there will be jobs that no one really wants to do but that need done... some examples of this might be
- cleanup of waste recycling
- any job that is tedious and requires monotonous repetition
- out of atmosphere jobs (anything that requires working outside the confines of the space station itself
- handling of dangerous materials
any one of these could serve as punishment for someone committing a "crime"