A punishment that fits the crime
SOMETIME what we call justice really doesn't cut it.
Today's story (P6) about the man who stole $125,000 from his employer really had me questioning what would be a more just punishment.
Yes, this man will serve some jail time, but who does that serve?
The business that almost went broke from having an eighth of a million dollars stolen from them will get little satisfaction out of this, as they still have to wear the cost.
The same thing happened recently when another man was given a jail sentence for stealing from a woman causing her business to close.
What about the money they stole?
One man flushed it down the pokies while another spent it on frivolous items.
They will serve their time, then get out and go on with their lives, while never having to make restitution or any attempt to pay back the money.
It just seems to me that the victims are the ones punished the most.
We can force people to pay fines and child support, why not force these thieves to be repaying some of what they stole for the rest of their lives?