LETTER: We needs to get tougher with repeat offenders

WITH so many serious assaults, crimes, rapes and murders occurring it is disturbing to see a lack of consistency with offenders walking from the courts with a slap on the wrist.

No record of conviction and or so many hours of community work.

Hardly the penalty when some are repeat offenders. What happened to deterrent sentencing?

More so with juveniles, who due to their age continue to run amok amongst society.

Perhaps it is time to create boot camps, detention centres in the Ipswich area and make going to prison a real deterrent.

Our police have a difficult time dealing with serious offenders and wayward juveniles, it is time the judiciary becomes consistent and apply sentences that will act as a deterrent.

Serious assaults should by right have compulsory sentencing.

If necessary reduce the age of treating juveniles as children, if they can commit serious offences then they should be treated as adults.

Pay more attention to victims. Finally parents should be accountable if that juvenile is living at home and continues to repeat offend.

NAME SUPPLIED, Ipswich



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