The Brits do things a little strangely, to my way of thinking. There's an article on BBC today about the governments' quotas for hospitals causing 25 people to lose their eyesight due to cancelled and delayed appointments, which were cancelled or delayed by the hospital. Since they cancelled or delayed to meet the quotas, that's freaking scary to me.
Then there's this article which talks about how people who have committed crimes, like mugging, burglary, etc, can get out of going to jail by visiting with their victims. I read that and I am thinking, okay. Someone assaults me and their punishment is they have to see me? I think that would be a punishment for the victim.
Read it yourself. One young victim of a mugging said it gave her more confidence. But notice that the mugger didn't apologize or say they were wrong. How does that help?
The article says that the government justice system thinks it will help victims if they understand the motives of the bad guys. If someone burglarizes my house, I know their motive. It's to use what I've worked for to buy what they want so they don't have to work for it. What do I care what their motive is? Maybe they have a sick mother, so what? So do I.
I thought it was strange. I don't want it to happen in the US. Offenders getting off because they are polite to the people they hurt the next time? That's justice.