Saturday, 28 June 2008
Engaging Communities in Fighting Crime
Antisocial Behaviour affects most of us, it can have a serious effect on the lives and well being of people. The respect people used to have for each other and the community spirit that once existed seems to have lessened over the years.
Louise Casey has just finished the report commissioned by the Government entitled "ENGAGING COMMUNITIES IN FIGHTING CRIME" I was involved along with thousands of others in giving input to this report, and the resulting paper is very well balanced, as it seems to reflect the views of the public at the events I attended. It clearly shows the public are worried and disconcerted about ASB and crime, they are fearful - and the majority would like to see the criminal justice system overhauled to make sentencing more severe and to give more rights to victims and less to offenders. A copy of the full report can be found here in pdf format.