not a bad idea???

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Hey guys, doing a project on crime and punishment and came across, this, basically i think it ticks all the boxes

28. Investigate the feasibility of building
Community Payback Centres, where convicted
law-breakers would be required to walk on
treadmills or to pedal cycling machines
connected to dynamos to generate electricity,
which would be passed to the UK National Grid
for the benefit of the community. A good way of
putting something back into the community. Instead
of giving criminals Asbos, small fines, police
reprimands or other penalties widely regarded as
lenient, why can't they be required to generate
electricity that everybody needs? Instead of paying
a £100 fine, wouldn't generating 1,000 KW of
electricity be better? Most people would agree that
there is nothing wrong with a vandal being made to
generate electricity to power a street-lamp, or the
lighting in a hospital waiting area. Offenders
generating electricity would be given a reasonable
time and several sessions in which to generate the
amount of electricity ordered by the courts. It would
be very eco-friendly and reduce the UK's carbon
footprint. This is not intended to be a humorous
petition. It merely asks for a feasibility study into what
could well be a very good way of punishing
offenders, while also helping the community and
protecting the environment. As far as making a point
about Government policy is concerned, the petition
says that current sentencing practice is widely seen
as lenient, and suggests how this might be improved


Im thinking of doing my project on this so any comments gratefully receiced Jenni xxx
 
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Hey guys, doing a project on crime and punishment and came across this...

28. Investigate the feasibility of building
Community Payback Centres, where convicted
law-breakers would be required to walk on
treadmills or to pedal cycling machines
connected to dynamos to generate electricity,
which would be passed to the UK National Grid
for the benefit of the community. A good way of
putting something back into the community. Instead
of giving criminals Asbos, small fines, police
reprimands or other penalties widely regarded as
lenient, why can't they be required to generate
electricity that everybody needs? Instead of paying
a £100 fine, wouldn't generating 1,000 KW of
electricity be better?...


Im thinking of doing my project on this so any comments gratefully received Jenni xxx
Nope, can't find that text in Dostoevsky's version. Are you reviewing the right book?

Wordsmith
 
#9
Instead of paying
a £100 fine, wouldn't generating 1,000 KW of
electricity be better?
Utter crap. Try an exercise bike with an energy meter on it; you have to work up a sweat like a race horse to generate even 100W of electricity, the amount required to run an incandescent light bulb.

1,000 kW (note capitals are used where names are abbreviated, Watt Newton, Pascal, Kelvin, etc) is a measure of instantaneous power flow rate. The actual amount of energy used is kW/h. You could generate electricity for much less capital cost AND less cost per kW/h and without training fitter criminals. The exercise bikes/treadmills would be vandalized and stolen within milliseconds.
 
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