Civil Liberties, Balances and Acrobats
9 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2009
Date Written: February 1, 2008
This paper contains the points and suggestions that the author makes to the former Prime Minister Tony Blair due to the "Civil Liberties" seminar once celebrated in Downing Street in which both took part. Loader, who recognizes the existence of a general perception that the current criminal justice system is unduly balanced in favour of the criminals, proposes an alternative way to approach it different from that the Prime Minister took when governing. That is, not seeking uncritically to satisfy the demands of the dissatisfied citizens but having a dialogue with them about the problems we confront and what can reasonably be done and not done to tackle them in a democratic and liberal society.
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Keywords: rights of the criminal, victims, objective risk, crime, democarcy, civil liberties, head-line grabbing legislation
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