Tough on the causes of crime?

Having a background in psychology, I should be entirely comfortable with the outcome of a new criminological study into street crime that demonstrates that the underlying motives for such crime can be rather more complex than mere acquisition.

And yet, instead, I find myself unable to shake the mental picture of Tony Blair striding purposefully into the Cabinet Room, research paper in hand, to announce:

“Thanks for the report, John. Very useful… Now about this Ludovico Technique. Any thoughts?”

2 thoughts on “Tough on the causes of crime?

  1. Good call, droogie – I was wondering whether there’d be a spate of ‘A Clockwork Orange’-style headlines in response to the report…and yes, Blair is that stupid/desperate/illiberal.

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