All behaviour is either learnt or innate.
There is no such thing as evil. That religious concept went out with the death of the Devil (another human invention).
That does not mean that people do not do ‘evil’ things. They do. We all have the innate behavioural pathways to do cruel, hateful, callous and nasty things.
But most of us don’t. Should the ones who do be punished?
Either their behaviour is the result of being damaged by their horrible experiences, of being taught badly, or of an innate character flaw. Whatever the cause it is down to bad wiring in the brain and bad brain chemistry.
What has been learnt can be unlearnt, wiring can be rewired, chemistry imbalances can be corrected.
In future when we have understood the functioning and biochemistry of the brain a lot better, rather than punish someone for bad behaviour all that will be required is reprocessing.
Should criminals and violent people lose their rights and be forcibly subjected to reprocessing?
I think so. At least given the choice of incarceration or reprocessing.
There will be no need for prison or punishment. It never works anyway does it? The problems are brain wiring and chemistry. Perhaps we can have a society where the aggressive, violent and antisocial aspects of our personality can be addressed?
Is that ethical or Brave New World/1984??