Does anyone else think that in todays society the punishment doesn't always fit the crime? My solution would be to reintroduce a few historic examples of punishments as follows Branding - all convicted muggers, thiefs, shoplifters etc would be branded on their foreheads with a 'M', 'T' or 'SL' thus giving the rest of us a heads-up - no pun intended! The rack - don't spend hours trying to out-psych a suspect who is unwilling to talk - a few turns on the rack should be enough. The stocks and pillory - don't faff around with Community Payback initiatives - erect a set of stocks or a pillory outside the town hall and provide an ample supply of rotting vegetable and fruit. Any other ideas or suggestions?