Upon being convicted of an offense, an entry is made on a persons Criminal Record. Upon a specified period passing, as prescribed by the Rehabilitation Offender Act 1974, the offense is defined as a 'spent conviction'. The period depends on the seriousness of the offense and some convictions will ne
Should electronic surveillance of American citizens by the US government only be permitted after court approval of a legal warrant? Or should we trust the government to exercise its powers to protect the United States in a time of threat?
Normally punishments fit the crime more than the criminal. Countries have big long lists of minimum and maximum sentances for particular crimes. Within this there is a little leaway dependent upon the state of mind of the criminal, repeat offences and what their motivation was.