So many problems go unsolved when you look at people like abstract boogeymen or lab rats making decisions in response for food or running through hamster wheels as the true sentient ones make a decisions in the background as to how to best control their behavior.
Brainwashing, brainwashing, fear of ridiculously over the top penalties, which don’t even really achieve much, only fear that precludes anyone from wanting to engage with the authorities due to fear of punishment for doing anything the society may consider “moral” as it isn’t about “morals” to begin with, but an apparatus for state control.
For instance, brainwashing people doesn’t reduce the chance of anything. It may seem like it might in the short term, but you simply push those thoughts under the surface only for them to explode later as they barrel through completely unexpectant of it. And yet, the quack psychologists do it anyway.
Never-mind that this can lead to split personalities, turn the most joyful people into moody messes and other terrible things. It is just par for the course to prep the revolving door to get them back in prison a few years later and ready for another round of self-loath therapy.
This is perhaps one reason that I so vehemently reject any sort of treatment or even peer group that is predicated entirely on self-loathing, this is simply to enhance one’s own negative proclivities. It is also extremely un-PC to say that a method may be dangerous as saying that it is okay to have a certain innate preference and otherwise, is treated the same as saying, you are right and you should go out and rape all the kids today.
Well, these are just some simple thoughts, take it as rambling if you want.