Sunday, July 08, 2012

Longer sentences...

deter crime. And this was in the leftist guardian. The hug a thug left is wrong as usual. Tougher prison sentences reduce crime, particularly burglary, according to ground-breaking research. The study, by academics at Birmingham University, also found that during periods when police detect more offences, crime tends to fall overall, suggesting that levels of police activity – and therefore of staffing – have a direct impact on criminal activity. The findings are likely to be seized on by critics of the government's plans for reducing the number of police officers as part of spending cuts. The research, carried out for Civitas, an independent thinktank, used local sentencing data released by the Ministry of Justice under freedom of information requests to track the effectiveness of penal policy and policing on recorded crime across the 43 forces in England and Wales between 1993 and 2008.

2 comments:

Dollops said...

Today's courts and penal (oops, correction) system are a parody of blind Justice bearing a sword. Longer times in jail only serve to release more sullen and less socialised individuals into society. A justice system that forgets its responsibility to society, focusing on perpetrators and victims instead, serves no ultimate purpose.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to “Moderate Canada” where we attempt to appease everyone!
Just remember one thing if your ever a victim of crime: It was all your fault!

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