Policing by the book
Great story on BBC news this morning about a new directive in Mexico City ' the mayor of one of the city's districts has decided that police officers must read at least one book per month or forfeit the chance of promotion. Apparently they will be regularly tested to make sure they haven't just been reading the Letts Study Guides rather than the real thing. The programme is designed to increase general levels of literacy, although there are some suggested titles for reading. I haven't seen Burglar Bill ' the classic story of a disaffected, criminally-minded individual who turns his attention to Neighbourhood renewal ' on the list yet, but I'd strongly recommend it.
[via Boing Boing]