In reaction to the Queensland Government’s move to name & shame young offenders as young as ten, I wrote this piece for the ABC.
Being seen to be tough on crime is Politics 101. It’s a guaranteed vote-winner. It creates good copy for the tabloids, and “naming and shaming” is the bread and butter of any self-respecting shock jock. It’s even better if you can blame your opponents for the apparent crime wave.
You can read the full article here.
You can also listen to a radio interview I gave on Melbourne’s SYN 90.7FM[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/113145505″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]