I READ about the increase of crime and think the reason is firstly that the offenders are not given higher penalties for offences, as well as a whipping for very serious crimes.
Secondly, the judges should go back to school and learn about the law again.
This all started when the do-gooders brought in a law not to smack children, so now they grow up knowing they can get away it if they do something wrong.
I am 74 and I received the belt when I was a child and the cane when I went to school.
I turned out OK, so there.
RALPH SANSONI, Dudley Park.