A challenge for the judges (would you believe?) is finding a fit punishment for a repeat offender

November 6, 2011

The bloody justice system is short on punishment options.

It’s not a matter of finding a punishment to fit the crime. It’s a ludicrous matter of finding a punishment to fit the offender.

A Dunedin bloke has avoided a sentence of community detention because a phobia of electricity prevents him from wearing the electronic monitoring bracelet.

Does this mean that (a) if we still had capital punishment and (b) the electric chair was the means by which we carried out the death penalty then (c) this bugger would be given an exemption if he committed a capital crime?

The mind boggles.

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