there are quite a few questions here,
but they have been written in a way that should make them a bit easier to answer
1.Do you think that the general public are mostly unaware of the specifics of laws, and usually find out only after being caught committing that
2.Do you think there is any real efforts made during school years to inform students of the rules they MUST live according to, leading up to their
graduation? - (at which point they will be an active ‘adult’ member of society like the rest of us)
3.Do you think if the public were properly informed of the laws as part of the (public) school curriculum's: So there was no confusion about the
laws, that there would therefore be less crime committed or at least no excuse?
4.Based on the above, are you of the opinion that there may be people out there in positions of control & power, that are not interested in crime
prevention, and as such oppose implementing some kind of mandatory legal studies in the public high school education system (age group:12/13 to
5.This information may be available to those who study it at a university, but would you agree it should be something known by all members of society,
and made available (essentially) for free, and promoted/encouraged?
Even if for no other reason than that it is easier for anyone make a real choice, if it is an educated one.
1.Do you agree that environmental expectations (ghetto for e.g) play a role in moulding criminals?
2.Do you think more can be done to show people growing up in these areas, that they are capable of exceeding the expectations & becoming decent law
4.Have you ever been surprised to see someone you didn’t expect to break out of their environmental mould, become an admirable member of society?
1.Do you see evidence that suggests the people in charge of prisoners & prisons, do not genuinely desire the successful rehabilitation of people
who've served their time and are now leaving jail to return to the outside world, or at least the system is not designed for that purpose?
2.Is it self sustaining by doing this, in a way attempting to ensure that a criminal will re-offend?
3.If so, surely this reality must be frustrating to work with as a police officer, and obviously counter productive to the work the officers are
1.Can you see the benefit in a system in which all members of the public would be allowed to vote on proposed changes to existing laws (like an
election but without the corruption), rather than the reality that one must be in the government, or the president even, to be able to bring about
change in the laws?
Because If petitions do any good in this context, I have yet to witness it.
1.Do you know how easy the police officers in Amsterdam have it?
2.would you agree that if cannabis is legalised, the best system by which to do this, is the one implemented in Amsterdam currently, and that the
systems other countries adopt (hopefully soon), should be modelled on the Amsterdam system as it works so damn well? (which it does IMHO)
That’s it for the moment,
Thank you for your time & I hope these were interesting questions.
P.S) maritime vs. civil question to come, but after this post, I'll wait a while, give some other people a chance
[edit on 22/12/09 by B.Morrison]