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    Certainly not. Specially if it's a PhD or an MSc. PhDs and MScs are rewarded for the research the graduate has done. Even if the graduate goes on to murder the whole country of Nairubi, that doesn't discredit the research he's made the least bit. Perhaps if it was an honourary degree or some award or something, then yes.
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    (Original post by Virgili)
    Pay people to build ships (creating jobs) - Get the resources needed (more jobs) - Need people to man and sail the boats (more jobs) - Then dump them.

    If any of them swim back to shore we can either employ people to shoot them or put them in the Olympics team.

    Can't tell me this isn't genius
    Or give them the option to become gladiator.
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    Yeah let's scupper criminals' chances to find their way back into the workforce. That'll really help with our recidivism rates.

    Personally I think actually educating the prison population is the way to go.
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    (Original post by Arran90)
    Nobody can ever take a qualification from you but should the law be changed where people convicted of serious crimes lose their qualifications?

    For example if a doctor murders patients; an engineer manufactures bombs for use in terrorism; or an accountant commits serious fraud to the tune of millions, then should these people lose their degrees, and even their A Levels as a result?
    If an accountant commits serious fraud to the tune of millions I doubt the first thing on his mind is the status of his A levels.:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Arran90)
    Nobody can ever take a qualification from you but should the law be changed where people convicted of serious crimes lose their qualifications?

    For example if a doctor murders patients; an engineer manufactures bombs for use in terrorism; or an accountant commits serious fraud to the tune of millions, then should these people lose their degrees, and even their A Levels as a result?
    Hmmmm.
    I need a little think on that.
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    (Original post by Arran90)
    Nobody can ever take a qualification from you but should the law be changed where people convicted of serious crimes lose their qualifications?

    For example if a doctor murders patients; an engineer manufactures bombs for use in terrorism; or an accountant commits serious fraud to the tune of millions, then should these people lose their degrees, and even their A Levels as a result?
    What a stupid idea.

    The qualification is simply a piece of paper for the knowledge in their brains.

    A doctor that has committed murder is never going to be allowed to have a licence to practice.

    An accountant that has committed fraud wouldn't be allowed by the professional body to be accredited by them.

    The engineering guy will get away from that issue but will then run into the issue all ex offenders do..... It's hard to get a decent job after going to prison.

    The punishment for a crime is prison that's it.


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    I am totally against criminals losing their qualifications but I have encountered a few people in the real world who are very much in favour of stripping qualifications from criminals. Some say that GCSE or Level 2 qualifications should be protected but anything higher can be taken including A Levels, degrees, and PhDs even for crimes like shoplifting or criminal damage during a public protest.
 
 
 
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