There is a rampant opinion that, since recidivism rates are so high, one can never trust and assume that a person has done teshuvah and no longer poses a threat to the public.
I wonder if anyone can support such a claim from a Torah perspective.
I am presently dealing with two cases abuse going back 14 years and 30 years, respectively, and both perpetrators been to extensive therapy and haven't continued in their bad ways. Nevertheless some will still claim that they're probably still dangerous and they must be locked up for life.
What would the Torah view be regarding such claims?