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DN Debate. To give children hope for the future is a better way than harsher penalties

”We'll crack the gangs,” ”we shall get them away from the street.” ”We'll bura in judgment”. Who is it that says so? It is Jimmie Åkesson (or any other sverigedemokrat? No, it is prime minister Stefan Löfven and the other socialist ministers, who express themselves that way.

A clearer ”we and them” is hardly possible to get, not to mention the simplistic picture you are trying to convey – an image that is far removed from the analysis based on the knowledge of how to solve a huge problem in society that we are living today, namely the young guys who end up in heavy criminality.

”Them,” namely, almost exclusively boys, who, admittedly, often have a migration background, but nevertheless is born in Sweden, is a Swedish citizen, has been in kindergarten and in school. The problems start somewhere in middle school or high school, sometimes even earlier.

It is about boys who have grown up with far worse economic and social conditions, and who live in vulnerable areas where integration has failed completely. We all understand that so are born they are not criminals, but they are born into a society where many, who can not become a professional football player like Zlatan, see crime as the only possibility to succeed. Where framtidshoppet to get a good job in the future goes out before they come up in adolescence. Without that hope, it can be tempting to be a delivery boy and take a bag a few metro stops to earn a few thousand dollars. It is often the way it begins and then transition to participation in various violent crimes.

If one now makes the reality of the proposal to lower the age for the lifetime to 18 years, it will have the effect that the firing will be even younger and that we get more barnmördare.

in Addition, live these boys in a våldsglorifierad existence where the typical male ideal case, where the minimum score to be met with even more violence. When the government prides itself for ”includes” some there are always younger brothers and their friends who are prepared to take on. They will not disappear as long as the social and economic inequities, not make it. Thus are the promises to ”crack gangs” are doomed to fail, but the symbolism reveals a lack of willingness to take on responsibility for the society that has been created by this and previous governments.

But that is already scientifically proven a hundred times on the so does not reduce the crime on the basis of such measures. We who work with these guys know that they do not have any track of the length of the sentence, with one exception: the border to be sentenced to life yesterday at the age of 21. That is why there are so many teenagers who are involved in shootings. They have thus not decreased violence, rather the contrary. The only difference is that they hold the guns is younger and omognare. If the reality of the proposal to lower the age for the lifetime to 18 years, it will have the effect that the firing will be even younger and that we get more barnmördare.

the sentences have become longer, have meant that more sites are needed in correctional settings. Oddly enough, it is a development that you absolutely have missed from the government's side. It is even more easy to comprehend, because the explicit goal with the bet on the longer sentence was that more people would be in jail. But by not making any economic investment in the prison service, the situation has in which turned into an acute crisis. Overflowing jails and prisons have further deteriorated the possibility of treatment in order to prevent that the convicted person will re-offend. Ultimately, it is the victims who pay the price for the failed policies. But to bet money on the correctional system does not provide the same rapid political points in tv interviews to promise that you ”shall caging them in.”

not To increase the penalty solves the problem of crime, you know, of course, whether in the government, but through their policies and the rhetoric of hope to avoid debate with conservatives and sverigedemokrater. But the result will be that these parties take credit for the that the government now has taken after their policies. In addition, the original is always better than the copy and the social democrats, no matter how populist they express themselves always be third on the ball when it comes to being tough on crime. However, the social democrats have a much greater credibility in combating social problems, but then you have to dare to take the debate.

the social Democrats ' 44:e party congress in Örebro, sweden . On the party's website, one can read what is discussed at the congress. Many things are good, but the question of integration is lit entirely by their absence. Given that it is one of our biggest problem that we have in our country, it is incomprehensible.

in 1997, the socialist government Programme, which lasted the next five years. It was a huge investment of 42 billion which it invested in raising the level of education on a broad front in our country.

It could mean a bet for the to more com, in work, better housing and the opportunity to integrate into society. For the children it would mean that the standard of schools also increased in the vulnerable areas. When social conditions become more fair and just also increases the hope for many young people to succeed without having to be drawn into a life of crime.

the Swedish social democratic ministers should immediately stop the sound in a way that brings to mind Donald Trump's twitter account.

It will also be better able to capture the children as the teachers already at an early stage have been wrong. In the short term, it costs more than to distance themselves from those who live in vulnerable areas, but it is an investment that would pay back many times over. In particular, it would mean that it includes also those who have the very worst rather than to shoot them away, and cry, ”we shall get them away from the street.”

At the party congress this weekend will certainly questions about how crime should be fought to come up on the agenda. Even if it is not so likely, it would be incredibly liberating if the government would dare to say that it is not higher punishment is needed for children who grow up in Sweden, but it is a childhood with hope for the future.

It should also inform the way in which it expresses itself in the criminal policy debate. And why should the Swedish social democratic ministers immediately stop the sound in a way that brings to mind Donald Trump's twitter account.

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