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Lower the Standard of Proof for serious repeat offenders

Tolerance in a society is welcome but there MUST be a limit or those to be tolerated become habituated to their anti-social behaviour. As a country we tolerate thieving, drug-dealing, violence, rape & child abuse. Proof? EVERY time a person is arrested for an offence they get treated EXACTLY the same, be they 1st offenders or with 150 previous convictions. In the case of the latter that's NOT being tolerant; it's ignoring previous behaviour which indicates a propensity for criminal behaviour. So; after three serious offences (even THAT'S over-tolerant in my opinion) the suspect gets a trial based on “a balance of probabilities” AND immediately on conviction gets a minimum 2 years custody which they serve every day of doing work to support themselves. For every day of work they miss....another day is added to their sentence. Following release; every subsequent offence doubles their time inside. They would KNOW the risks...if you can’t do the time; don’t do the crime.

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Created By

Philip Steven Naylor

Created On

Friday 12 August 2011

Closing Date

Friday 17 August 2012

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