Responding to crime
los’s relatives, friends and colleagues. The cost concerns the impact on his profession and society. Any lawyer dealing with criminal cases will from now on feel greater insecurity and concern. The message, which is conveyed both overtly and covertly, is that crime can occur more and more easily. Lawlessness is gradually becoming the norm. One should be careful about drawing any parallels, but the signs could already be seen in Greek society at large. The only filter and barrier is the respect for, and abidance by, the law. And the fact is that Greece’s leftist-led government has a problem in this respect. Its attitude has ranged from indifference to tol- eration. Members of the Rouvikonas anti-establishment group are left to operate unchecked. Similarly, authorities have taken no serious steps to crack down on lawbreaking behavior inside the country’s universities, including attacks on officials who are trying to restore order at the institutions. But is there a connection between the assassination and the spread of lawlessness across the social fabric? One could argue in favor or against this position. What is certain is that the atmosphere is becoming more and more toxic. There is a growing feeling that we are more and more exposed to criminal forces who are taking advantage of the general impunity.