Monday, April 20, 2015

Baked Beans for Breakfast ..

I’ll be honest here, I am a little concerned about my ability to conquer the language barrier..
Also, baked beans for breakfast? I like baked beans, I do, with BBQ.. 

Anyway, I am extremely interested in London's justice system, and some of the issues they face that are similar and different than those of the United States justice system. It's not everyday we stop to think about international justice issues, this is so fun for me!!

In the United Kingdom there are three separate criminal justice systems, one each for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and England and Wales. I am going to focus on Her Majesty's Courts of Justice of England and Wales which are the civil and criminal courts responsible for the administering justice in England. They apply laws established under Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

I was doing research and ended up on the Nation Master website, there I found compared crime stats. Something I found sort of ironic was the overall crime level in the United Kingdom is 48 - ranked 42nd, the United States is in level 56 - ranked 30th, 16% more than the United Kingdom. But the overall fear of crime in the United Kingdom is 51 - ranked 47th, 21% more than the United states ranked 60th with 42. 

Some of the statistics I found interesting was the comparison in prisoners, the United Kingdom has 78,753 prisoners and the United States has 2.02 million prisoners. Sounds about right. Also the justice system punishment Capital punishment (last execution year) in the United Kingdom is 1,953 and 2,014 in the United States.

There are a lot of other statistics on the Nation Master website I simply selected the few that stuck out to me, check it out!!

One more thing, I just recently found out in London you can be sentenced to prison for 5 years for possessing pepper spray .. just that sink in for a second. It sure is different!

1 comment:

  1. I HATE baked beans... My mom loves them and I blame the Welsh in her for it.
    By the way, you might want to remember to leave your keys at home! I know you carry a pepper spray on them :)