In my opinion there are two culprits - the Government and the judiciary. First, the Government because it knows full well that the penal system in this country is pathetic but there are no votes in improving it. Second (and partly because their hands are tied by the Government), magistrates and judges are handing out inadequate punishment - especially to 15-year-old rapists.
There is never a simple solution to a complex problem. Do not blame the police for the crime rate, blame the criminal justice system.
DAVID B. ANSON
10 FebruaryReuse content