Crime in the Age of Higher Awareness

There will come a point (as we move much further into the Age of Higher Awareness) where crime will simply disappear. If you have a basic income that allows you to sustain yourself materially and if you have a sense of purpose and direction and you have freedom to express yourself creatively (or for that matter have the freedom to sit under a tree and do nothing), then why would you need to steal from anyone else?

 If you have a healthy knowledge about psychology, then why would you need the escapism of drugs? Just imagine, how drugs and the drug trade tie up incredible amounts of resources in the justice systems of the world: How many people are in prison because of this, how much this costs society, how much it costs to treat the people who are addicted and so on. Imagine that this all fades away. This will, of course, happen. In the beginning stages, certainly in the coming decades, there will be some crime. How will then society deal with this? 

Well, why will there be crime? Actually it will be because it will take some time to implement a new educational system that will teach children about the psyche. There will be many adults who have not received this education and you cannot expect that they will all want to educate themselves in this. There will still be some that are in a lower state of consciousness where they see crime as the only way to get what they want. This, of course, will mean that there will have to be a police force. These people will be captured by the police and they will be put into the justice system. 

How will this system work? Well, you will (within a relatively short period of time when these changes are implemented) see a shift where the justice system will shift away from punishment because what is actually the point of punishing? Well, is it not a rather desperate attempt to scare other people away from going into crime, and making society feel better so that the citizens who are not committing crime can feel that those who do are at least being punished. When you shift away from this, you realize that naturally people have their free will and if they are not interested in working on their psychology, then society cannot force them to do so as long as they live within the law. 

When a person breaks the law and therefore harms the whole with what is clearly anti-social behavior, then society has a right to say that you cannot now escape looking at your own psychology and doing whatever is needed to overcome the state of consciousness that caused you to commit a crime. You will see that there will be, in the beginning, a certain force of forcing criminals into going into psychological treatment. Gradually, there will be less and less need to force because they will simply be given a choice. Will they have a traditional form of punishment where they sit in a prison cell with nothing to do or will they go into a more positive process that can actually help them get out more quickly and therefore lead a more constructive life? 

Naturally, it will be so that instead of saying that people have to spend ten years in jail, you will say that people have to enter this treatment process. When the people in charge of this process judge that a person is ready to re-enter society, then the person will naturally be let out and will be given help to re-integrate into society or to find a positive way to sustain itself. 

Perhaps even the enactment of the basic payment will prevent many people from going into crime, or at least making it easier for them to go out of crime because they can come out of prison or the treatment process and decide to go into an education instead of being out on the street with no job and no ability to get a job because nobody will hire somebody who has been to prison. Now there can be this shift where society sees that people who have gone into crime and have gone through the treatment process deserve a second chance. Suddenly, many people might be willing to help these people get on a constructive track with their lives and so this can bring very, very profound changes in society.