Ok here's my theory/question... Scally / chav / crook etc breaks the law (Not including Rapists Peado's and murderers in this example) The police locate arrest and charge said scrote. Lawyer barrister etc are then tasked with defending / prosecuting said miscreant. Jury finds him/her guilty but instead of receiving the maximum sentence, which, as we know, hardly ever happens. Said miscreant is given a soft sentence such as a suspended sentence, supervision order or short spell in the clink. A huge amount of these ameba's will re-offend in a fairly short space of time. Thus keeping the whole legal system, police, lawyers, barristers etc, in gainful employment and costing the tax payer ££££££££££££s. In other words, is the system milking the system? (Get my drift?) Or If the perpetrators of crime were to be dealt with to the maximum permitted by law to the extent that re-offenders become the exception rather that the rule, would this efficiency in law be detrimental to itself / victim of its own success? Because by allowing offenders to re-offend, the whole system becomes a tread mill. Is it feasible that there are those who are conscious of this very high up in the system and that the system is as it is, for self preservation reasons rather than for the good of the public?