The purpose of government is to ensure justice, peace, protection, welfare, freedom and prosperity for its people. The need for law and the maintenance of order is paramount to this cause. More can be done to curb reoffending and the increasing wave of youth crime.
New Conservative believes rehabilitation must become the major focus for those who are imprisoned. We propose a 3-stage prison system: 1) Discipline with work in prison, 2) Education/training, 3) Open Prison; regular employment in the community while being housed in prison. Success at each stage is required to progress.
Prevention, however, is better than cure. A good justice system will see a reduction in the use of preventive detention by focusing on addressing the desperate needs of people which drives them to crime.