dsr wrote:Personally, I'm not confident that he should rot in jail. On balance of probabilities, since the experts tell me so, I would say he is unlikely to deliberately murder any more children or impale them on railings. Obviously it's hard to put a figure on these probabilities - but wild guess, say 0.5% chance? One chance in 200 that he will viciously murder a child?
Those aren't odds I'm happy with. If 200 child murderers are released and just one of them kills someone, then the system has failed. Child killers, especially multiple child killers, shouldn't get a second chance.
At the risk of being accused of virtue-signalling by Damo, this is why you would probably be **** at a job that requires you to be impartial and not give in to your own emotions. Such as that of being someone who decides whether someone is considered reformed enough to re-enter society.