Thursday, February 17, 2011
Boot camp for bad buggers
There has been a lot of noise on the unknown effectiveness of the so-called 'Boot Camps'.
It is my belief that these are useful for 'kick starting' direction-less youths. I personally know of several that went through the old LSV scheme, back in the eighties. They went on to stay in employment, working up to positions of responsibility- in one case she is now self- employed and is particularly successful in business.
They are probably less effective in turning future career criminals and thugs around. There is a great difference in molding clay and trying to fix a badly-fired pot.
So what do I propose to do from those who go on to re-offend, after being given their chance?
They go to the BAD camp. The punishment camp. The one with the discipline on the harsh side of severe, the physical training like that on the SAS selection course and the food that is served in British schools.
Did I mention it is on an island? One of the sub-arctic ones...