According to the UK Independence Party website UKIP will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:

The Problem: Crime in Modern Britain . Crime is out of control in Britain, with up to 130 million crimes a year committed. . Violent crime is a particular problem, especially sexual offences, violent assaults and knife murders. . Current approaches to fighting crime are not working.

The Criminal Justice System and Sentencing Policy. UKIP believes that sentences passed must mean what they say – i.e. the sentence given will be the sentence served.

UKIP proposes a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ style option for sentencing to punish repeat offenders.

UKIP opposes plea bargaining as a distortion of sentencing which sends the wrong messages.

UKIP would abolish the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), and return responsibility for prosecutions to local police forces, hiring local qualified solicitors, overseen by a new national standards body.

I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on UK Independence Party’s Criminal Justice policies in the comments below?