The report helps us to understand that we cannot rely on the criminal justice system to reduce crime in
As with our neighbours, we have to invest in crime prevention. We have to use alternative approaches such as integrated citizen security programmes. That means effective neighbourhood watches. We have to learn how to improve crime prevention through environmental design. That means installing burglar bars and alarms. We need a public health approach that focuses on risk factors for violent behaviours. That means facing up to and dealing with juvenile delinquency by education and anger management courses conducted by trained professionals.
Is there anyone out there developing management information systems for the improvement of our criminal justice system? Is there anyone tracking the performance of the justice system? Who is monitoring any reform programme? Who in government is working to ensure increased accountability of the police and the justice system to our citizens? Secret reports to the Governor do not count.