Freakonomics did a very persuasive piece comparing states that are tough on crime with states that are soft on crime and showed that crime figures dropped off a cliff 18 years after abortion was legalised, or in the case of Romania, crime rocketed 18 years after birth control was prohibited.
It has long been my view (long standing members will know this) that first time offenders can pretty much be admonished for even serious crimes but that repeat offenders should be imprisoned for life after three strikes, even for minor offences. Which might not exclude them being released on licence after a few years of re-education and maturity.
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Scotland longest-serving Libertarian Party Councilor