PVV wants "digital pillory" for criminals

15th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

15 November 2007, THE HAGUE – The Freedom Party PVV wants a digital "pillory" to be set up online containing the personal information of criminals. The site would display the name, address and photo of a convicted criminal for five years.

15 November 2007

THE HAGUE – The Freedom Party PVV wants a digital "pillory" to be set up online containing the personal information of criminals. The site would display the name, address and photo of a convicted criminal for five years.

PVV MP Raymond de Roon asked Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin on Wednesday to take the initiative for this. If he fails to do so, the PVV will submit a private member's bill to that effect.

"The public has the right to know who the criminals among us are," De Roon said during the debate on the budget for the justice ministry. He expects that a digital pillory would also have a deterrent effect because potential criminals might think twice before committing a crime.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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