Some people who have been in prison become good citizens later, and it is often argued that these are the best people to talk to teenagers about the dangers of committing a crime.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Here's a possible plan for a one-sided answer:
- Introduction: Completely agree with the idea.
- First reason: Ex-prisoners have real experiences that they can tell the teenagers about. Young people will believe them, and will be shocked by the reality of their stories. Give an example.
- Second reason: The alternatives are teachers or police officers talking to young people, or the use of educational films. These methods have a lesser impact - young people often ignore authority figures.
- Conclusion: Repeat / summarise your opinion.