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The Age: Forget being tough on crime. It's time we were smart on crime.

Saturday, October 5, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Certainly we are following, without apparent serious debate, the US model of declaring war on crime, recruiting more police, building more prisons, introducing mandatory jail terms and toughening parole conditions.

After all they are nuts over there, everyone carries a gun and you are always just a dirty look away from a bullet fired by some deranged mass shooter. Except in the US the crime rate is actually dropping and has for years. While their gun laws are by any definition indefensible to anyone with an IQ higher than a sea urchin they have actually slowly turned a corner.

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