Punishment

Whip Crack Away

Nick Abbot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

Hot news from the Dark Ages - a man who danced naked on his car was sentenced to...have a guess...no, go on, take a wild stab in dark. What should be the punishment for a man who took all his clothes off and D.I.S.C.O.'d on his car in the naughty naked nude? Small fine? Community service? I know, it is a difficult thing to answer...

Should Thieves Be Given Food Vouchers?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

Police officers found a novel way to deal with with criminals - by handing them food vouchers. But the practice has now been stopped because it sen...

Mercedes Says Testing Needs More FIA Oversight

Todd McCandless | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The International Tribunal has met, listened to arguments and rendered judgment concerning the Mercedes and Pirelli private test on May 15-17. That verdict has been met with some criticism least of which came from Ferrari's Horse Whisperer column.

Cautions for Serious and Repeat Offenders Under Review

Damian Green | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Damian Green

Serious and repeat criminals should not expect to escape with a caution and the public and victims have a right to expect such people who have committed a crime to be brought before a court.

Man Gets Seven Lashes In Indonesia For Playing Dominoes

The Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

These pictures show a man being given seven lashes in Indonesia after being found guilty of gambling, punishable by whipping under the region’s stri...

WATCH: Brazilians Take Bad Driver Into Their Own Hands

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Hey! Pedestrians! Don't you just hate it when a selfish, self-centred driver fails to observe the road markings at a clearly designated crossing point...

Anders Behring Breivik not Mentally Ill

Charlotte Fantelli | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Fantelli

I read the news that Anders Behring Brevik has been declared 'sane', with a sense of relief for those who will now see the man punished for the despicable crimes, which he committed with malice and prior forethought. I also had a sense of triumph for those fighting the stigma and misunderstandings surrounding mental illness.

Mandatory Life Sentences Are 'Unjust And Outdated'

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

Mandatory life sentences for murder in England and Wales are both unjust and outdated, legal experts have said. The Homicide Review Advisory Group,...

Do Rioters Deserve Harsher Treatment Than any Other Offenders?

Penelope Gibbs | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Politics
Penelope Gibbs

The question is how to stop another riot. Prevention is possible if offenders realise the damage they did and are rehabilitated. But imprisonment is unlikely to change attitudes.

The Bourbon Mentality

Lindsey German | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Politics
Lindsey German

It was said of the Bourbons that they learnt nothing and forgot nothing. The 18th century French monarchs paid the price for their intellectual inflexibility when they were overthrown following the French revolution in 1789.

The Riots one Week on - Where to From Here?

Jacqui Paterson | Posted 13.10.2011 | UK Politics
Jacqui Paterson

In the aftermath of the riots, people are angry. They want revenge against the people who tore away that sense of community and protection that society usually provides, leaving them feeling terrified, vulnerable, and betrayed.

Understanding the Riots is Essential to Preventing More

Alex Morrison | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Politics
Alex Morrison

This week's riots have sparked a frenzy of arguments and accusations, with anyone who even mentions possible motives quickly condemned. "This," procl...