08. 08. 2014
criminology - teenagers in prison

Teenagers in US prisons: it’s time for the savagery and neglect to finally end

Dear gods. On theguardian: When Inmate H, a teenager serving time at New York’s Rikers Island, fell asleep during a class, a female corrections officer wrapped metal handcuffs around her fist and hit...

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08. 04. 2014
© 2012 Pamela WoodTour of the old House of Corrections in Jessup.

The new school detention, where kids make the rules and a prison pipeline ends

Photograph: Picture Partners / Alamy Destiny was in eighth grade when, in the middle of an altercation with another student, she grabbed a teacher’s jacket and threw it out of a classroom window....

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08. 01. 2014
Super-ASBOs will make it super-easy to ban just about anything

Super-ASBOs will make it super-easy to ban just about anything

I meant to post this ages ago but I forgot. I was reminded when I posted this earlier: Peers set to block law on being annoying in public. On the independent: You remember ASBOs,...

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08. 01. 2014
Peers set to block law on being annoying in public

Peers set to block law on being annoying in public

The criminalisation of young people (in the main) continues apace, then. On the BBC: A group of peers will try to block a law under which courts could stop people being annoying in...

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15. 12. 2013
sociology - capitalism rocks

"AFFLUENZA" AND THE CHILDREN OF THE OTHER 99%

In case any of you, like me, couldn’t believe their eyes when they first read this, it is actually all true. Affluenza (the notion that the rich can be forgiven for being feckless and irresponsible because...

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17. 11. 2012
Young people in custody live with daily violence, says report

Young people in custody live with daily violence, says report

The lobby group Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) have released a report on children’s experiences of violence in custody. The report concluded that violence is an “everyday” occurrence in custody, and that custodial staff are sometimes...

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15. 11. 2012
Britain’s still locking up children

Britain’s still locking up children

The report published today by HM Inspectorate of Prisons into the government’s first “family friendly” detention facility for parents and children awaiting forced removal from the UKis a mixed bag. The chief inspector...

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10. 11. 2012
Children behind bars: US young offenders

Children behind bars: US young offenders

A 12-year-old juvenile in his windowless cell at Harrison County Juvenile Detention Centre in Biloxi, Mississippi, operated by Mississippi Security Services, a private company. There is currently a lawsuit against MSS that forced...

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02. 11. 2012
Youth justice and Government cuts

Youth justice and Government cuts

Government cuts affecting today’s youth are one of the areas we at Judge and Juvie are looking to explore as we blog about youth justice. As we focus on what the law actually...

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10. 06. 2012
Predicting young criminals

Predicting young criminals

This is an article worth reading (including the comments). [Read more: crimetalk] The film Minority Report (2002) tells the story of a “pre-crime unit” who predict the criminals of the future, and before they commit...

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30. 10. 2010
Justice Department Report on Sexual Assault in Juvenile Detention Minimizes Violence

Justice Department Report on Sexual Assault in Juvenile Detention Minimizes Violence

From thecurvature.com. Trigger Warning for discussions of sexual violence against youth in juvenile detention. The Department of Justice has just released its Report on Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Correctional Facilities (pdf). While presenting...

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25. 03. 2010
How can we end the serious violence affecting black youngsters?

How can we end the serious violence affecting black youngsters?

How can we end the serious violence affecting black youngsters? Thirty young people last year died as a result of serious youth violence in the capital. Many more have been injured, and it...

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