In the book and movie A Clockwork Orange, Alex is a teenage sociopathic and antisocial punk who engages in gratuitous acts of violence, rape, and murder. After several years in prison, he is selected for a new experimental technique designed to condition him into eschewing violence in all forms and being good. Once he is released, however, he runs into the people he has wronged in his life and they all extract their revenge on him.
It seems that the Ludovico Institute and prison system released him with little to no support structure. He had no money, no place to live, and no assistance getting an education or finding a job. My question is, if he had these things, would the technique have worked and would he have lived a law-abiding life (albeit against his natural will)? It seems to me that the only reason he failed was because he ran into the wrong people who basically destroyed him before he even had a chance.