A policeman with some sense
At last, a senior policeman with some sense. I was beginning to think you had to be a complete idiot to get anywhere in the police but not this guy. He knows that smacking would actually help reduce crime and is hoping for it to be brought back.
Again there are some do gooders in the story and they come in the form of the charity Children 1st who think that children who are smacked may be more likely to resort to violence in later life. They ignore the fact that crime is sky high and people are already assaulting each other in record numbers.