I am working my way through this excellent and terrifying book about the experiences of a modern police constable. It is obvious that the legal system in this country is such an utter shambles that, rather than expressing surprise or concern about crime levels, we should maybe express wonder that our society is as relatively peaceful as it is. Like every public 'service' these days, the police are over-run with pen-pushers more interested in preserving jobs for themselves and their ilk rather than actually serving the public.
Absolutely delighted, of course, that having left the police here PC Copperfield is off to begin a new law enforcement career in Canada. Lucky blighter!