Defying human nature with disastrous results
11th February 2016
It is now official, more kids are commiting more crimes at a younger age than ever before. Why?
As politicains and Justice sector officals struggle to find an answer the Sensible Sentencing Trust says the answer is
not dificult to find.
Garth McVicar, the founder of Sensible Sentencing says decades of politically correct [PC] policies have defied human
nature with disastrous results. “We reap what we sow, and we are now harvesting the crop from years of PC nonsense.”
McVicars comments come as a report analysing the 2007 anti-smacking law is released with disturbing findings, including:
Police statistics showing there has been a 136% increase in physical abuse, 43% increase in sexual abuse, 45% increase
in neglect or ill-treatment of children, and 71 child abuse deaths since the law was passed. CYF have had more than 1
million notifications of abuse and there has been a 42% increase in physical abuse found since 2007. And health data
reveals a 132% increase in children diagnosed with emotional and/or behavioural problems and a 71% increase in children
hospitalised with mental and behavioural disorders since 2007.
Ban smacking – build prisons
The Sensible Sentencing Trust warned politicians at the time the anti-smacking bill was passed that a ban on smacking
would result in an increase in crime and building more prisons.
McVicar said that all the social indicators relating to child abuse continued to get worse – sometimes a lot worse.
“We could gloat and say ‘Told you so’ but these are our kids being hurt and abused and becoming young criminals and that
is certainly not something to rejoice about.”
“Our politicians should be hanging their heads in shame, most New Zealanders predicted this before the law was passed
but a majority of our politicians thought they knew best and ignored them.”
“What kids thrive on, and in fact what many of their parents could do with as well, is a good dose of A B C D, Accountability Boundaries, Consequences and Discipline.