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Life’s not a computer game so Think Again

Published Thursday, 11 June 2015

An Enfield Council campaign which warns young people that choosing to commit crime can wreck your life in many ways has been launched by Enfield Council.

Think Again

The ‘Think Again’ campaign aims to educate young people to reconsider before commiting a crime because unlike in computer games like the popular Grand Theft Auto series, crime in real life has consequences for the perpetrator when he or she is convicted which can wreck the rest of his or her life.

Consequences can involve going to prison, being evicted from your home, having trouble getting a loan or a mortgage to buy a house and being targeted by rival gangs.

Having a criminal record also makes it more difficult or impossible to do some jobs and a criminal record will also mean you will have serious restrictions placed on where you can travel including to and from places including the United States of America, Canada and Australia.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Organisations and Culture, Cllr Yasemin Brett, said: “Life isn’t like Grand Theft Auto you cannot just go around committing crimes with impunity without your actions catching up with you and affecting the whole of the rest of your life.

“This hard hitting campaign makes it clear; before you commit a crime, think again. Think about your safety, your future job prospects, travel, mortgages and loans, housing and other things will all be affected if you have a criminal conviction.

“It’s not just the life of your victim that is ruined; your life may also end up down the drain.”

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