"how can you jail someone for several months simply for being a suspect, unless you have a damn good reason?"You do need a good reason - see section 8 of the Bail Act 2000, particularly subsection 2. Also, more police was shown to be a significant factor in the reduction in US crime rates through the 90's. (Steven Levitt, Journal of Economic Perspectives 18: 163–190)http://pricetheory.uchicago.edu/levitt/Papers/LevittUnderstandingWhyCrime2004.pdf
"a reversal of the new bail laws"Apologies stargazer, I should read more carefully before posting!Yes, I don't see the need to reverse the current bail laws either.
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