I am perfectly fine with people who are new to RP, but they would need to be willing to learn. They would need to read and understand the rules. They need to know what they are doing before they play.I'm wondering are you the person who came up with the idea of RP or what: Weren't you new to RP when you started?
I was lucky when I started playing RP servers approx. 3 years ago cause I had a friend who was there to teach me and show me the ropes. Some players don't have that commodity and they need time to learn the ropes and ways.
Personally, when I was new to RP, I decided to be only a lawful civilian before doing things like being a criminal or gang members because playing a lawful character had the least risk. I didn't have to involve any kind of RP that would result in a loss like killing, stealing, etc. Then once I was familiar with RP, I started to be a criminal with OOC confidence to not break any rules. But if a new player think they can RP a criminal? No problem. They just need to know what they are doing before they play and a better whitelist system would ensure that.