Over the last decade, law enforcement agencies have experienced upheavals and have shown corresponding results. We are fast becoming a haven for crime and no one cares. If we are careless in 2023, we will be strangled by criminals many years from now. And we will wonder why.

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why For several reasons.

1. Failure in the education system.

I don’t think there are people who are really satisfied with the education system. In addition to the poor performance of the act of teaching, the authority of teachers is in free fall. If little ones see a lack of authority, they will learn that it does not exist. Bullying is out of control. Drugs among minors are no longer a taboo subject. Misusing teachers is normal. It has become abnormal to resist when your contribution is demanded for undue gain. The list of ingredients for the coming disaster goes on and on.

Those who will take care of us in 5-10-30 years grow up in this atmosphere. Not a successful investment at all.

With 2% of GDP on education and salaries at the level of unqualified people, what can be demanded from the teaching staff? No

the right to demand productivity from teachers when we insult them 2% of GDP. This spit will return to our eyes sometime in the future and will bring crime statistics that are difficult to digest.

If you didn’t know, 99% of prisoners are characterized by a lack of education. This is not space engineering, this is simple mathematics. Do we want the crime rate to go down? We invest in education. Do we want the crime rate to rise? We do not invest in education. It’s that simple.

So, poor education is the first predictor of crime growth.

An ineffective education system also predicts leaders who will be voted in by poorly educated people. Hmm, how will it be? But that is another discussion.

2. Chronic underfunding of the police.

Like teachers, police officers are paid very little. If they are poorly paid, you have no complaints against them. In case anyone has forgotten, being a police officer is a job where you can die in the line of duty at the hands of criminals.

In recent years, policemen have constantly begged the government to raise their salaries, so that an ordinary policeman does not live on an abnormal salary.

Mercy was useless. They (also) got spats from the Treasury and tricks from many media outlets to make the public inattentive. The loopholes are the rumored high salaries of police officers and their special pensions. It is true that salaries are not high, and pensions are not special. They’re just…almost decent. But dignity is not enough for the risks associated with the job and for the enormous demands placed on police officers. There are many people who could learn a little about law and communication for 800 euros a month. But the choice narrows dramatically when you ask them to risk their skin every day, be available 24/7 and give up their civil rights. How can you say they have to be honest too…after going through a school that teaches them that taking unfair advantage is normal. After all, you have no choice.

The prophecy will be fulfilled in 2023, when for the first time in history police schools will be left with half of the vacancies.

Then there can only be a tsunami of deprofessionalization⬇️, and this will not help curb crime in any way.

3. Deprofessionalization of the police.

People in uniform are becoming less and less trained. Unattractive salaries make a newly acquired human resource of dubious quality. Then thousands of features are empty, and hundreds of feature grids are too small. In many cases, a police officer performs two or even three functions. Then the quality drops, there are delays, there is no effective time to prepare, and the system slowly and surely goes into the depreciation process. You can’t put three tons on a donkey and expect it to run.

The boss selection mode is the icing on the cake. Meritocracy found its eternal place elsewhere. Most of them are treated according to the face, likeness and interest of the boss. The higher we go, the more doubtful it looks.

So there are no motivational salaries, no training, no meritocracy in the chain of command. But we are demanding that institutions provide a mega-strategy to prevent the coming crime wave. There is no one to do it and there are no resources for it.

4. No political entity is interested.

Political actors who had the opportunity to fix the system have not done so and have shown no interest in doing so. Crime has never been an election campaign issue. There was never a real plan to reduce or prevent crime. As evidence, tax evasion figures from year to year remain in the tens of billions of euros. As proof of the newspaper

I write about the underworld every day. As evidence, drugs become a major theme.

On the other hand, political actors, who are not yet able to fix the system, unhappily cling to the topic of special pensions of 4,000 lei from law enforcement agencies and rely on it as electoral capital. The system is about to explode and they race to pull off the coup de grace. Maybe it would be better if policemen’s pensions were 2,000 lei, and then at least they would put all their hats in nails, we know.

In any case, neither with the first ones, nor with other former ones, nor with possible future ones, strengthening the institutions that will have to keep crime under control is on the agenda.

It would be fair to say that they are not to blame. They come from us, we vote for them, and they do what we ask of them. And the electorate… doesn’t seem to want to fix law enforcement agencies.

5. Corruption.

It is no secret that our country occupies a shameful place in the corruption rating in Europe. A 2021 CIA report used the phrase “widespread corruption.” See point 1 why this seems normal to many. If Ms. corruption spreads in schools, we will not soon get rid of it.

Back to what hurts here, corruption contributes to rising crime rates for several reasons:

When corruption is widespread in society, criminals gain confidence in what they are doing. They know that it is also practiced in big houses. They know that the long arm of the law is now engaged in other matters. They know that there are corrupt people in law enforcement who can be bribed or influenced to protect or cover up illegal activities. This allows criminals to act without fear of consequences and continue to commit crimes.

Corruption weakens state institutions and undermines citizens’ trust in the legal system and law enforcement agencies. This creates a favorable environment for the development of crime. The lack of trust in the authorities and the ability of the justice system to fight crime encourages criminals to act and exploit the situation. Read the whole article and comment on Contributors.ro