cutting off thier hand?????? seems a bit harsh
Yet it works
Crime will always be up unless the criminal has the real threat of grave bodily harm, mutilation or death to risk at getting caught.
A few nationally televised executions (pay per view comes to mind
) or mutilations would make a serious impact on crime rates, but unfortunately we would have a difficult time making that happen thanks to all the tree hugging hippy crowd that says criminals aren't to blame, but everyone else is.