Can violent crime be eradicated? The answer is no. That pernicious evil in us – the inheritance of original sin – can only be brought under control, minimised but never fully eradicated. Violent and white-collar crime will, therefore, always be with us. But are we doing enough to minimise them? Clearly not.
This is because nobody wants to touch the proverbial ‘big fish’. We refuse to believe the problem is a low detection rate. Our police have undergone training in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Holland, Germany, etc. We refuse to accept our police officers do not know how to detect and solve crime. Why then this state of inertia? One inescapable reason is that powers higher than the police are preventing them from doing their job to the full extent.