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Penny Booth: Jon Venables

Date:10 MAR 2010

Jon Venables the Bulger case and which way to turn

Penny BoothLike many I remember the original case in 1993. One has to state how sorry one is although expressing this amidst the current press coverage is becoming bland and unnecessary - it is a real tragedy and it was a horrific crime. There are issues for family law in particular - the tragedy for the families concerned the horrific murder and the circumstances surrounding it which add to the sense of unbelievable horror. The consequences for the perpetrators and their families all impact on considering how children are treated when crimes are committed by them.

What's to be done now Jon Venables has been recalled?

Society must be protected - nothing can now be done for James Bulger and the trial was supposed to provide the requirement that justice be done. So protection must be a clear imperative for the mechanisms of justice and...

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