http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6959695.stm Since when has a signature required to adhere to society been a useful tool to tackle misbehaviour? It might serve to "rehabilitate", but where is the "punishment" element of justice? And where is the requirement for parents to take responsibility for their wayward offspring? Get the little tykes in dayglo suits sweeping street, cleaning graffitti, cleaning parks and highways, doing the distasteful jobs that can make society and locales better places to live. Work 'em for 12 hours a day with martial freedoms outside of those hours. It's a loss of respect and image that hurts them most; remove those and they'll stay in line. Of course, they also need something to aspire to, but there we enter into the whole education and media debates. Errant teenagers: can't live with them, can't beat seven bells out of them with a baseball bat!