Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?
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A couple of days ago I read of a 20 year old man that had illegally climbed the Shard in London. I realise that it was illegal and he knew that and that he put others lives as well as his own in danger. He also caused a lot of disruption but I can't help wondering if putting him in a young offenders institute for 6 months which will impact the rest of his life was the right thing to do. Yes, he definitely needs punishing but could it have been done in a different way? The police chose to caution him but the buildings owners prosecuted. Would a hefty dose of community service been more beneficial to society as a whole and had less of a long term impact on the man. I would be interested to hear what other people think.
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