Will you befriend a person even if he/she has a criminal case in the past?

Philippines
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?
3 responses
@clickicy (571)
• Indonesia
15 Aug 08
I have to scrutinize his background first, not directly of course. Well depend on my scrutinize result. if he pass my criteria then his my friend. if he didn't well bye then...
• Indonesia
14 Aug 08
Note: If he/she realizes what he/she had done in the past and wants to change it, I'll be make friend with he/she. Everybody isn't perfect.
@spalladino (17925)
• 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.