11 December 2009

An interesting way to fight crime

It seems that the West Yorkshire police are using a young girls's letter to show the effects of crime. West Yorkshire Police are sending a Christmas card to known burglars across the Bradford area to make them think about the effect of their crimes.

The BBC interviewed a robber about his experience in a programme where he had to meet his victim and learn how his crime affected her. Somerset Children have also written similar letters.

I have to admit that my experience shows that prevention is far better than punishment at dealing with criminals. It will be interesting to see the effect this has on the West Yorkshire's criminal element.