Some people think that all lawbreakers should be taken to prison. In contrast, others believe there are better alternatives, for example, doing work in the community.

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Some people think that all lawbreakers should be taken into prison. In contrast, others believe there are better alternatives (for example, doing work or learning skills in the community). Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Answer Hints:
First, you must give the reasons for both sides. 'All lawbreakers go to prison' is obviously a wrong point. You must notice when giving your opinion in the conclusion. It's hard to agree entirely. Although that, you still need to find some points to support the view.

All lawbreakers go to prison
  • Implement justice for victims by punishing lawbreakers
  • Warn lawbreakers seriously not to rechallenge laws.
  • Curb potential crime.
  • Keep society, victims, and innocent people peaceful and safe.
Alternatives like community work
  • Minor or non-violent lawbreakers may be applied by alternative measures such as fines or community service.
  • Non-prison helps lawbreakers get back to normal life after punishment more easily.
  • Detaining all lawbreakers can strain resources; non-prison ways save societal costs.
  • It's better to protect the human rights of lawbreakers, their families, and related people.
Answer 1
Whether all lawbreakers should be taken to prison is a complex and debated issue. Some believe there are better alternatives, for example, doing work or learning skills in the community...

No one can escape from laws. If someone breaks a law requiring the offender to be imprisoned, there is no reason to let them free of gails...

However, others think the purpose of the law isn't to imprison the criminals but to keep society justice...

I disagree with putting all lawbreakers in prison because the approach to dealing with them should be nuanced, considering the offense's severity and the broader societal impact...
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Sentences: Number: 23; Average Length: 104 characters; Words/Sentence: 16
IELTS Essay Format:
-The essay is too long, try to shrink it.
-The conclusion is wordy, try to simplify it.
-You should avoid using common words repeatedly, and show your grammatical range and accuracy as possible. The essay has and(13), lawbreakers(6), with(6), criminals(6), prison(5), for(5), community(4); try to decrease duplicated words.
-High-ratio basic sight words may degrade your writing; suggest rephrasing some.
-Suggest using a few rare or uncommon words to demonstrate your vocabulary range and level.
Task Response:
-The prompt is fully addressed, and there is an attempt to discuss the two sides, but the conclusion isn't clear. Simply choosing one side makes it easier to write.
Coherence and Cohesion:
-Ideas are generally arranged coherently, and there is a clear overall progression.
Lexical Resources:
-A wide range of vocabulary is used appropriately and naturally. Substitution is usually good, although there is some repetition.
Grammar Range and Accuracy:
-There is a good range of complex structures, and many sentences have accurate grammar and punctuation.