Enforcement

Maybe it is 'taken as read' but police as 'law-enforcement officers' is seldom, if ever, talked about these days. 'Safety' and 'protection' are good but the law (in all its spectrum of 'seriousness') needs to be foundational to policing.

Why the contribution is important

Laws that are not enforced are not just 'blank' as if they never existed, they undermine the whole system. Studies show correlation between those who transgress speed limits or ignore yellow lines on roads and those who commit more serious offences.

There may be space for removing from the statute book, out-of-date legislation (as has been done recently) but while laws are current, they should be enforced.

by AndyinHawick on January 25, 2016 at 08:25PM

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