In what way is it not in the public interest to know what Venables has done now?

Surely the public should know what he has done (if not specific details so not to give unfair trial) so that we can gauge how well our criminal justice system, which was supposedly rehabillitated him and which deemed him no threat to society,is working?!

Asked By: Evie - 3/13/2010
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In my country which is not England, when Venables was arrested we were told what job he was doing at the time and what his crime was. It was not stated where though.
Answered By: Flapper - 3/13/2010
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And what's he done... More
Answered By: arthur_57 - 3/13/2010
Because the news media will continue to dig out information which his defence counsel will use to get the trial stopped. It will all come out after the trial. Better to be patient than hand him a get out of jail card.
Answered By: BARRY - 3/13/2010
He was deemed to be no threat last time and has re-offended the government are talking about how his ID must remain hidden for next time he gets out already.So again they are already thinking down the line of him serving time and being trusted to be free and be no danger.The public however with no offences aren't given... More
Answered By: Wendy - 3/13/2010
Well, how much detail do you want... More
Answered By: RichB - 3/13/2010
We seem to know what every other accused has done before their trial. Every day in the papers it will say what somebody has been charged with, does this mean that these people don't get a fair trial? Ian Huntley, Peter sutcliffe, etc. All had their crimes revealed before their trial.
Answered By: . - 3/13/2010
It's purely for the sake of not jeopardising any future trial.He's such a high profile accused that narrowing down his crime could make it easier to single him out and no doubt the media would have folk working round the clock trying to pin point him.We don't need to gauge how well it's working,better qualified people... More
Answered By: Misty Blue - 3/13/2010
The problem we have is that if his indentity is revealed now his lawyers could argue that any trial is unfair because of press coverage and media hype. This might result in the child-murdering PoS walking free... More
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