Someone try and justify concurrent sentences for horrible crimes

A child rapist repeats his horrific crimes over and over again and is given "concurrent" sentences for each of his further crimes. How can that be justified ?

If criminals at any level are allowed to believe that repeating their crimes does not result in a suitably larger punishments, what is the point of our justice system ?


English Pensioner said...

Concurrent sentences are totally ridiculous. They should be added together as in the US; if that means someone goes to prison for 100 years because he committed a sting of crimes attracting 5 years each, so be it. Why should he get away with 5 years for the lot?

Anonymous said...

I agree. Life should also mean life in many more cases, as the Lib Dems have proposed.