Crime appears to be getting out of control. Of course, we’ve known this in the UK for quite a while. Reasons vary from a move away from community, to a decline in the number of Police on the beat.
But now a new factor has been confirmed. Because crime does not seem to be being beaten, the government has moved to a policy of ‘soft justice’.
Such accusations are based on the fact that the number of court cases fell last year, whilst at the same time there was a rise in criminals let off with a caution. Through a variety of problem, including too much paperwork and over-crowded prisons, it appears the government is giving up the ghost.
Still, no problem. After all, they have adequate security, so why bother?
© Anthony North, December 2007
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