REMOVE CHILDREN FROM CRIMINAL FAMILIES SUGGESTS HIGH COURT JUDGE – Alan Goldsack QC has suggested that children should be removed at birth from criminal families in order to prevent their children from growing up in a life of crime; that ultimately turns them into criminals.
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What do you think that should be done with our criminal youth? Have your say… leave your comments below.
According to Alan Goldsack QC he often sees children and grandchildren of criminals he has sentenced and feels that removing children, at birth, from families who continuously engage in criminal activities, in order to prevent a hereditary cause of crime.
The old saying that ‘birds of a feather, flock together’ could ring true but what Alan Goldsack QC is suggesting appears to be a step too far in many people’s eyes.
He suggests that the children of criminals should be taken up by state run orphanages and then adopted out to law abiding families.
While many actually agree with Alan Goldsack’s suggestion it would appear impractical due to the cost and the fact that the Human Rights Act, under Article 8 (the right to family life) would indeed prevent any such measure.
I’m pretty well versed on how the law and how justice system works and there are part of Alan Goldsack’s assessments that I fully appreciate. After 43 years of sitting on the Bench his is understandably tired and exasperated at seeing children and grandchildren of habitual criminals standing before him.
We often complain there Britain has become a lawless society and yet this has been brought on us by ourselves. We are the ones who insisted that a more ‘liberal’ system was required in order to create a social Utopia.
Unfortunately the liberalisation of our social and judicial system has created a society of where criminals are no longer viewed as deviant members of society but rather lost souls in which society and ill-afforded them any opportunity.
Our schools are rife with violent crime and yet our educators are bound and gagged by liberal legislation that prevents any form of disciplinary action.
What is the answer? A radical shake-up of the law is certainly required and one where discipline and justice can be implemented.
I hear all the time that Corporal punishment should be reinstated in our schools and that young offenders should be subjected to military style boot camps; both of which, in my view at least, are excellent ideas.
I would like to see the reintroduction of National Service so that our youth can learn discipline, respect and how to work with others. I have never once heard anyone subjected to National Services that it was a bad thing and indeed most have praised such a system.
Times are changing and not for the better and while many people may say that Alan Goldsack QC has lost the plot as least one individual has the courage to stand up and offer an idea.
It is so easy to admonish someone but before you do try and come up with a few, or at least one, idea that could be a possible solution the issues we face in society today.