now, as you may or may not know, the book and subsequent film deal with a teenaged thug called Alex, who after numerous violent crimes is finally jailed for murder. Once in prison, he's given early release in return for agreeing to be subjected to the Ludovico Treatment - where using drugs and psychotherapy he's rendered physically incapable of committing any further acts of violence - any attempt results in him suffering crippling nausea. I'm watching it again now on itv4. Now, in view of the fact that quite a few innocent people have been beaten to death by either single or gangs of thugs (an awful lot with previous for serious violence) over the last few years, could you ever condone a programme like this if it means that their victims were still with us? or should serial recidivists still have rights? if you did condone it, would you make it compulsory or voluntary? could you make it compulsory? or indeed should it be? interested to hear your views.