Crime and punishment

Pat494

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Surely by the 21st century someone should have come up with some sort of method to reduce crime and the 70% re-offending rate.


Obviously longer sentences are no good and haven't worked.


Perhaps go the other way - shorter sentences and let loose the psychologists and do-gooders on them ?
 

trendie

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Surely by the 21st century someone should have come up with some sort of method to reduce crime and the 70% re-offending rate.


Obviously longer sentences are no good and haven't worked.


Perhaps go the other way - shorter sentences and let loose the psychologists and do-gooders on them ?
If crime is a socio-economic issue, then the social framework needs addressing, eg, jobs, money, opportunities, etc.
putting someone in prison doesnt help, if on release, there are still no jobs or opportunities to go straight.

if crime is brain-chemistry gone wrong, then imprisonment doesnt solve the problem either.

need to be more sophisticated about the causes of crimes, before you can "fix" them, rather than just incarceration.
prison helps the innocent feel better about their sense of security knowing baddies are locked up, rather then address the issues.
 
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Pat494

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What longer sentences do you have in mind Pat, and where?

They have tried Devil's Island. I'm not sure that cured anyone. Probably killed most of them.


Could a " One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest " scenario work ? Some sort of high tech brain manipulation. Expunging vile criminal thoughts perhaps.
 

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Police numbers are down by 19,000 officers since 2010 (https://fullfact.org/crime/police-officer-numbers-have-fallen/)

Newly recruited police officers can be paid up to £23,100. This compares with £23,300 in September 2010 (https://fullfact.org/economy/pay-ri...id/?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=second_row)

How can we think we're seriously attempting to deal with crime when we're taking resources away from police forces?
 
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Pat494

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One of the two major factors in promoting tourism worth billions annually is

SAFETY. The tourists really won't want to visit a crime infested city whatever the attractions. A Govt. even with only limited imagination and ability surely must see this.
Less waste of money on weapons of mass destruction and more common sense is needed imo.
 

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What about hypnosis and/or mind altering drugs ?

Our current politicians are much too feeble to grasp the crime nettle.
They really should have to win back the streets from gangs and villains etc.
From the comfort of their luxury homes in the leafy suburbs they don't often come face to face with the street realties.
 

trendie

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What about treating countries and people like football?
Everybody in the country gets judged on their usefulness.
Every year the lowest performers (maybe lowest 0.5%) get relegated to a First Division country, like Portugal, or Estonia.
And the best performers in Division One countries (top 0.5%) get to be promoted to Premiership Countries, like UK, Germany or USA.

That way, you can, from a poor country, work your way up to G7 country, on merit.
And we can offload our criminals, and poor-performers to crap countries.
If you want a better standard of living, you work for it.
If you stop striving, you end up in exactly the country you deserve.

It works in football. Why not extend it to nations?
 
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What about treating countries and people like football?
Everybody in the country gets judged on their usefulness.
Every year the lowest performers (maybe lowest 0.5%) get relegated to a First Division country, like Portugal, or Estonia.
And the best performers in Division One countries (top 0.5%) get to be promoted to Premiership Countries, like UK, Germany or USA.

That way, you can, from a poor country, work your way up to G7 country, on merit.
And we can offload our criminals, and poor-performers to crap countries.
If you want a better standard of living, you work for it.
If you stop striving, you end up in exactly the country you deserve.

It works in football. Why not extend it to nations?
This idea has some merit. We could send all our politicians to Australia. (y)
 

Pat494

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What about treating countries and people like football?
Everybody in the country gets judged on their usefulness.
Every year the lowest performers (maybe lowest 0.5%) get relegated to a First Division country, like Portugal, or Estonia.
And the best performers in Division One countries (top 0.5%) get to be promoted to Premiership Countries, like UK, Germany or USA.

That way, you can, from a poor country, work your way up to G7 country, on merit.
And we can offload our criminals, and poor-performers to crap countries.
If you want a better standard of living, you work for it.
If you stop striving, you end up in exactly the country you deserve.

It works in football. Why not extend it to nations?
This is an interesting idea.
But say it happened in the USA then I feel sure the Republicans would ship out Democrats and vice versa. ?
The right wing would pick on Jews etc.
 

Pat494

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And what's wrong with that?
Well that would be expelling about 1/3rd of the population.
Whites would expel coloureds - that's probably another 1/3rd
Nazis reject Jews etc.

Hardly anyone left !
Or are you thinking of a mass fertilization of all fertile women by the MAN ? It could be done technically speaking.
But do we need millions of Trump juniors ?

What a ghastly thought.

:rolleyes:
 
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Well that would be expelling about 1/3rd of the population.
Whites would expel coloureds - that's probably another 1/3rd
Nazis reject Jews etc.

Hardly anyone left !
Or are you thinking of a mass fertilization of all fertile women by the MAN ? It could be done technically speaking.


:rolleyes:
Sounds like it ties in with my theory that we are all tribal. So, why do we persist with this silly notion that everyone should get along.