Sunday, November 27, 2016


Criminals must not be called offenders any more, says Scottish Government

How about "ex-cons"?

Criminals released from prison will no longer be called “offenders” in the Scottish criminal justice system under controversial plans to make them feel more welcome in communities.

SNP ministers have called on organisations working with ex-prisoners and people who have completed community sentences to use the terms “person with convictions” or “person with an offending history” instead.

In a new strategy designed to reduce Scotland’s high prison population and drive down reoffending rates, the Scottish government insisted that renaming “offenders” would support reintegration and reduce stigma.

It has ordered partner organisations working in criminal justice to “be aware of the power of language” and use “inclusive” terms for people after they have paid their debt to society.

Criminologists backed the move

SOURCE

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

More Politically Correct nonsense.

Bird of Paradise said...

The all time stupidity of Politcal Correctness again shows itself to the world the PC nonsnense is never ending and the idiots who push it as well

Anonymous said...

Criminals are just law abiding in a different way. Is that PC enough?

Anonymous said...

3:57 In PC-speak, that would be shortened to "differently law-abiding" (corresponding to "differently-abled" for handicapped.

Anonymous said...

Once again they try to change the name to leave the baggage associated with the name behind but are too stupid to understand that it's the behavior of the people labeled by that name which carries that baggage so any new name they pick will very shorty carry all the same baggage.

ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N said...

In law, a "person" is a corporation.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Some call them crinimals we call them politicians

Stymphalian Bird the man eating bird witha brass beak and shoots his feathers said...

Sinve the govenors of Virginia and Calofornia want felon to vote illegaly more proof the demacrats are corupt to their cores

Anonymous said...

"In law, a "person" is a corporation."

Tell me where I can fuck a female corporation.

ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N said...

In prison on conjugal visits, if you're that desperate.

Anonymous said...

You didn't answer my question, sunshine.