Monday, February 06, 2006

Reducing Re-offending - A Time for Change

Reducing re-offending
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The emotional response by victims of crime in demanding retribution and punishment is understood. The trauma and distress of a crime can often be harrowing. However, this is a reactive response, rather than proactive. As a society it is surely time to ask some fundamental and objective questions, is punishment the most effective way of dealing with such issues? Critically, how can we reduce re-offending and discourage crime in the first place? If we keep doing the same things we must expect to get the same outcomes!

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