Does community service work?
The pictures were filmed by ITV1's Tonight programme and have led to the government's victims' commissioner, Louise Casey, saying that it is "disgraceful". She wants the current system to be radically changed.
The investigation comes as Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke puts forward plans for more offenders to do community service instead of short prison sentences.
Do community service sentences adequately punish the offender? Should there be wider use of community service rather than using short prison sentences? Does there need to be a revision of the Community Payback scheme rather than reverting back to prison sentences?
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