Don't employ crackers?
This attitude seems stupid. I agree with the overall principle of not encouraging cracking, vxers, etc but to write them off completely seems counter-productive. If anyone thinks a jail-term (and record) is a fair swap for being 'fast-tracked' into a job then they're sufficiently stupid a) for it not to happen and b) to do something else equally stupid. Intelligent people can do stupid things for stupid reasons (naivete being on of them). Should we write of the Blankenships and Mitnicks of the world for committing one crime? Most western criminal systems don't allow previous convictions to be taken into account during trial, the idea being that you've been punished for your crime. If the criminal system is to work at all, it has to act as though jail time as a punishment / deterrent works. Saying that we shouldn't employ criminals seems a waste of a resource, inhuman, and to be implying that our entire criminal system is built on a falacy.