Get tough on community service
We all saw evidence last night that, in terms of deterrence and young people, the criminal justice system is simply not working.
The astonishing scenes in London last night and elsewhere clearly show that our young people have no respect or fear of authority whatsoever. Schools have virtually no power to discipline young people and our society is in a mess.
Against this context, some somewhat ironic but perhaps prescient news yesterday. The Minister for Prisons and Probation Crispin Blunt said yesterday that :-
- Community based sentencing is being beefed up so that offenders will have to spend up to 16 hours each day at home, from the current maximum 12 hours curfew per day.
- Some 24,000 people are being electronically monitored.
This all seems rather academic bearing in mind what occurred last night.
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