Continuing from where we left off.
Controlling crime is an extremely vital requirement of any society. By not arresting criminals, the police not only give support to existing criminals, but also encourages new criminals. On the other hand, if one arrests someone who should not to be arrested, a new criminal is created.
A leader should be aware of this. For the same situation can easily arise in any corporate’s department or a company’s office.
Hence Chanakya says, “Reasons for dissatisfaction of subjects: By seizing those who ought not to be seized; By not arresting those who ought to be seized.” (7.5.19-26)
The classic book of Victor Hugo, Les Misarables brings out this in a very dramatic manner. A person who gets arrested for stealing a loaf of bread under unavoidable circumstances gets into prison for over twenty years and, from a noble man, a criminal is born.
While taking any decision, the leader should carefully consider this aspect. But how will he avoid crime in a just way? Here are some tips for the same: