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The Editorial

Soft-pedalling hell?

In late June, the latest banking scandal concerning the rigging of market rates erupted in Britain.

John Benton

At around the same time, a sociological study was published with the title Divergent Effects of Beliefs in Heaven and Hell on National Crime Rates.1 When corruption and antisocial behaviour is evident at every level of society, from the MPs’ expenses fraud, to phone hacking journalists, to the rioting and looting in our cities last summer, the article makes interesting reading.