Originally Posted by ripdisc
like i said look at it like it was your kid he had his way with. you would think he deserves something weather you want to call it vengance or justice.
justice is probably hard to categorize. locking someone up for a year might not be justice to your little kid who doesnt sleep at night.
in the grand scheme i agree it would be expensive to deal with.
he sure isn't creating any tax revenue in the uk.
My apologies, I was thinking larger than this one case.
And I'm not sure how I would react if this happened to one of my kids. I suppose I would probably partially blame myself, deal with my kid, hope the guy does some time, pays for damages and gets professional help himself.
Locking him up for a prolonged period of time is short-sighted and doesn't solve anything. Clearly longer sentences don't act as deterrent for future crimes like this, so it's purely punitive and isn't addressing the problem.
Edit: An interesting article - http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/21/opinio...sky/index.html