Will you befriend a person even if he/she has a criminal case in the past?
August 14, 2008 7:56am CST
For me, it depends. First is I'll remind myself not to be judgemental and I'll give that person the chance to move forward. However, I still have to check the sincerity of the person. I'll find out if that person is really on the process of change. If not yet, yes I'll make myself available as a friend but for sure I will be putting more limits than my limits with my regular friends. How about you? Are you open to this kind of friendship?
• United States
14 Aug 08
It would depend on the type of crime. I would not want to befriend someone who has a violent criminal past or who was convicted of any type of robbery, however, there are minor crimes that I could overlook. You need to remember that people aren't normally rehabilitated in jail...they learn how to be better criminals and they become more hardened while encarcerated. Someone who would hurt others before being locked up is just as likely, or more likely, to repeat the behavior afterwards so those kinds of people I would rather not befriend.