Community Involvement in the Criminal Justice System
The victim was tied to a lamppost as masked men poured tar over him then covered him in feathers as women and children looked on.
A placard around his neck declared: "I'm a drug dealing scumbag."
This was an inspiring day. .... We are going to make community involvement and problem solving a reality here ... I am challenging prosecutors to think creatively about their role at the heart of community justice, from start to finish. What has been discussed here will blaze a trail across the country.
While old fatty Goldsmith might not have been talking of this particular day, with the Government retreating from the essential idea that the State acts as a fair judge of punishment with its calls for victims or the nebulous community to be "involved" this is what you will get. I note from the Sun that the victim didn't go to the police or hospital, so a fully privatised justice system then...