I’m currently reading ‘Sex Offenders and Preventative Detention – Politics, Policy and Practice’ by Bernadette McSherry and Patrick Keyzer.
It’s been an interesting read so far, looking in particular at how these issues has been dealt with in three different jurisdictions. I’m interested to see what the final conclusions are. Reading is only going in slow sections though – I feel that not overdoing it will help me to stay OK with some of the things I’m reading.
I’m a person who doesn’t believe in simply locking people up, I believe society needs to do more than just that. Some people who commit crimes have problems that have caused them to not be able to see better ways of doing things. Maybe I’m a bit naïve about this, but the statistics on detention certainly don’t convince me otherwise.
Punishment without any other help is never going to show criminals better ways. I hope this book will show me ideas that can work or/and have worked. As one person, I can still be an advocate, we all can have that role, if we know better ways.
I’ll continue reading and report back on this site when I have more to say.