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How can we explain the 7% drop in recorded crimes?

Backbencher July 20, 2013 0

Will Archdeacon, Crime decreased by 7% in 2012, though the reasons why are puzzling  One of the most memorable scenes of UK politics in 2011 was Theresa May being heckled during a speech to

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Legalising Prostitution, For Everybody’s Sake

Legalising Prostitution, For Everybody’s Sake

Lee Jenkins July 18, 2013 2

Decriminalising the sex industry is decades overdue It’s known as the world’s oldest profession. Britain is home to an estimated 80,000 prostitutes, and ten percent of men are thought to have used a prostitute.

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Trayvon, Zimmerman, & Self Defence

Trayvon, Zimmerman, & Self Defence

Backbencher July 18, 2013 1

The Trayvon Martin case in the US has raised a lot of emotions on all sides of the political spectrum, with arguments about racial profiling, gun control, the right of self-defence and the amount

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Capital Punishment: Can It Ever Be Justified?

Capital Punishment: Can It Ever Be Justified?

Sam Woolfe May 15, 2013 4

As Stuart Hazell is jailed for life, calls for a return of the death penalty are multiplying again. But is it justice? There are some crimes which are so vile, and so evil, that

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Drug Addiction: A Health or Criminal Issue?

Drug Addiction: A Health or Criminal Issue?

Backbencher April 10, 2013 0

  Before deciding whether drug addiction is a health or criminal issue, it is also important to understand what drug addiction is and how addiction in general works. People sometimes make a distinction between

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88% of Backbencher Readers want drugs to be decriminalised.

88% of Backbencher Readers want drugs to be decriminalised.

Alex MacDonald March 18, 2013 4

  A recent poll on this site shows that 88% of our readers would like to see drugs decriminalised in the United Kingdom. 6% disagreed with this and voted that Britain should not decriminalise

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Al Capone and the rise of the American Mafia

Al Capone and the rise of the American Mafia

Tristan Kitchin March 13, 2013 0

  Al Capone, one of America’s most famous gangsters, rose to fame as the leader of the Chicago Mafia during the Prohibition era. Born in 1899, into a respectable family living in Brooklyn, Capone

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Free Chris Huhne

Free Chris Huhne

Olly Neville March 12, 2013 16

Has Chris Hunhne has been jailed for the wrong reasons? Chris Huhne is a bit of a dick, and certainly no friend of freedom. However, his incarceration, along with his ex-wife’s, is unjust and

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Theresa May should listen to Portugal about drug policy

Theresa May should listen to Portugal about drug policy

Backbencher March 11, 2013 0

Is Britain moving towards less crime and less punishment? Lee Jenkins and Derek Van de Ver, Home Secretary Theresa May has ordered a study into the bold drug policies adopted by one of our European partners,

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Think about this: Every 21 minutes a rape occurs in India.

Think about this: Every 21 minutes a rape occurs in India.

Margot Parker January 7, 2013 3

  The tragic attack on a 23 year old woman who was savagely beaten and raped by a group of men on a Delhi bus, on December 16th last year, has filled many with justified revulsion.

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