Britain has one of the largest differences in voter turnout between young and old people in Europe. These trends are reflected in local elections where it is estimated that in 2013 only 32% of 18-24 year olds voted, compared with 72% of those aged over 65
In most nations, child offenders are punished more leniently. However there is an alarmingly high number of juvenile crimes, which suggests the current system is failing. Policy will make the punishment harsher, eg the same with adult offenders.
The concept of marriage has changed a lot throughout history. Recently society has become liberal enough to allow wider groups of people (such as homosexuals) to marry and it has become less religious. But could we do away with it completely?
Loss leaders are products that retailers sell at a loss – below the cost of sourcing, transporting and storing them.Such below-cost pricing is a tactic used to attract price-conscious consumers into stores.
Mandatory sentences are prison terms that are set by the legislature and remove discretion from the judiciary. The usual practice is for legislatures to set maximum sentences for crimes and provide non-mandatory guidelines to be applied by judges.