There have been a lot of high profile cases in the headlines lately. The most notable is the Amanda Knox case. Convicted of the murder of her roommate in Italy, Amanda spent 4 years in prison and was just released with the overturn of her conviction. Now she's back in Seattle with her family trying to gain a normal life. However, will it ever be normal? Will she be able to get over her past? Will others to be able to get past it?
With that last question I wondered if I could look past someone's criminal past? For me, the answer is maybe.
It really depends on what the crime is. Are we talking DUI? Granted, that isn't great but I see how that might happen to anyone. That to me is one to look past.
Petty crimes: such as theft, forgery, assault to name a few. These would all depend on where that person is in their life now. Were these recent crimes? Did they do something bad back in college? If the person that is in question isn't or hasn't changed then no matter how small the crime may seem to be, that person is not a person for me.
Now let's hit up the major crimes list. Murder, rape, you know...the big felonies. Now granted Amanda was originally convicted for murder but then won her appeal. I think if I ever met someone that was accused of that kind of crime, I think I would have to research every detail of that case. Now, when it comes to a rape case. I'm not sure how any woman could date/marry a guy that was ever convicted of that crime.
I think in the end it really depends on what was the outcome of the case. As general rule though I think I would steer clear of the convicted felons. I mentioned above that I would look past a DUI or DWI. Here's the thing, I could look past one. However, if you've been convicted of 2, 3, 4, yada yada yada...Then this to me makes me think there is another problem that needs to be addressed.
Would you be able to look beyond someone's criminal past when it comes to love, dating, and marriage?