What's the toll when one small boy is stolen from his bed? And why are costs of crime counted in more than just dollars? The victim: 3-year-old Kienan Hebert - abducted from his bed overnight. The suspect: a known sex offender with years of criminal activity. Kienan would be returned to his family unharmed – but his parents say the justice system let them down. We'll hear from the Heberts as they count the costs of this crime. Meanwhile the federal government moves ahead with pricey legislation that will put more criminals behind bars and keep them there longer. Critics say the measures are too expensive – or unnecessary. What does crime cost today? Let's put it in Context.
There's good reason why people are afraid of crime. Nothing gives more evidence that the human race has a defect than crime. We have a morality problem. Try as we might people are prone to sin. That old fashioned word that shows we fall short of the mark. Fortunately, it need not be a permanent condition. Jail is not the answer for it, if it were, well, even the Conservatives could not begin to lock us all up. Lets get tough on looking at sin and its cure.
Parliamentary Secretary to Justice Minister Rob Nicholson
Public Safety Critic for the NDP
Father of Kienan
Mother of Kienan