On a lighter mood
May 9, 2008 12:03pm CST
In a survey carried out in London, most Britons admit that they obey only the laws they want to. This was carried out by the centre for crime and justice studies at the King’s college, London.Majority of these offenders incidentally are from the “respectable” core of the society. One third of those questioned admit paying cash to avoid taxation, one third admits to keeping the money if given too much change while one fifth admits to stealing at work. The conclusion of the survey was that this is an indication of the moral state of the society. Perhaps much more so than violent and street crimes. What do you think about this?
9 May 08
Well, I'm British and although I wouldn't do any of these things myself, I wouldn't say that these were particular major crimes (with the exception the stealing at work one, depending on what sort of things we're talking about here - paper clips or laptops?!). I don't think that these crimes are likely to be more common in Britain than in other countries, I should think they happen everywhere. Obviously they're still crimes, and they are all stealing as somebody somewhere loses what is rightfully theirs, but I'd rather have this kind of crime than violent crime any day!