I speak with 45 years of security background with the Federal Government when I say that criminals should never be rewarded for their dastardly deeds. At most, there may be a plea agreement within the court system to show some degree (especially in the case of minors) sympathy. Most of all, you have to consider the harm caused and the time lost by the masses both personally, in business, in the government and in law enforcement. Especially in this day and age, who can afford to this problem on top of all others. While the general population, entrepreneurs, and the vast numbers of government officials, military and workers were dealing with this, they were not doing their jobs or what they would rather have been doing. tsk, tsk, tsk!