Among Human wolflingshas always been a major social problem. In addition, differences of conviction and opinion between Humans (and Terragens in general) constantly work against social cohesion and unity. Further compounding problems produced by unusually high rates of crime and cultural deviance were various .
By about 80 BxYhad reached the point that Terragens no longer faced a stark choice between identifying criminals based exclusively on demonstrable prior behavior, or pre-preemptively criminalizing entire sub-populations based on real (or supposed) statistical proclivities toward undesirable behavior or personality patterns. allowed precise personality evaluations in . The government then developed . When satisfied with the results, the decided to enact , that were then duly enacted by the .
The contemporary Terragen regime, known as, had already adopted a preventative policy of crime management. The first probationary tests were used on suspect populations with the goal of reducing costs and increasing the efficiency of surveillance. However, the first probationary program proved so effective and inexpensive that except for ranking members of the .
Despite the invasive nature of the Probationary Laws,. Crime had been cured in Terragen society. Not surprisingly, , and still is. Indeed, only reinforce commitment to the Probationary Laws.
The probationary regime applies to all. (Note that and are not Tg.C. citizens per se.) Based on actuarial risks, individuals may be ineligible for certain occupations or denied the right to travel abroad without supervision. More seriously impaired individuals are said to have , and are closely monitored and prohibited from interacting with non-citizens. In extreme cases they may even be prohibited from interacting with children or compelled to wear active monitors. Among client species permanent probationers are denied .
Though sophisticated, the probationary exams are not immune to the occasional. Individuals who engage in a wide range of socially disruptive acts may be put in either or in . In either event, the offender is --of course --required to submit to another battery of probationary exams.
Despite their popularity,. In broad terms, there are three distinct camps. The centrists form the largest camp. They are basically satisfied with the probationary scheme as it is. Centrists generally advocate small reforms and minor adjustments in the administration and regulation of the probationary, eugenic, and penal regimes.
The second largest group advocates. This point of view is well monied and represented by several formal organizations. Those advocating this point of view are self-aware and well organized. They take pride in being called
On the left extremists advocate. Though small, fragmented, and ill funded, this camp is noted for dedication and passion. It also has access to a surprising depth of political experience because . Indeed, many even favor extending to all Level Two or higher client species, replacing in whole or part.
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