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Raping little girls, restorative justice and community accountability
"Many in it don’t see what happened to this girl as an alleged gang rape but a case of consensual group sex gone wrong."
Guardian's crime reporter: Communication with police being 'closed down'
"Guardian crime correspondent Sandra Laville tells the Leveson inquiry changes to access to Met Police officers 'affects everything I do at the moment'."
Nicaragua's Antidote to Violent Crime
Why are crime rates lower in Nicaragua than in neighbouring states of Central America?
Moral decay? Family life's the best it's been for 1,000 years
'Conservatives' concerns about marriage seem to be based on a past that is fabricated from their own anxieties and obsessions....' says George Monbiot
Desperate Guatemalans Embrace an ‘Iron Fist’
Save our cyclists: Clamour for flood of avoidable road deaths to be stemmed
"A growing toll of casualties, many involving lorries, has prompted urgent calls to make Britain's roads safe for cyclists."
To tackle crime, we need to understand what's causing it
"We often address the symptoms of crime rather than the causes, and as a result fail to protect vulnerable children."
The end of evil?
Neuroscientists suggest there is no such thing. Are they right?
Theresa May reveals 'community trigger' to replace ASBOs and target anti-social behaviour
A new ‘community trigger’ is to be introduced to replace the discredited ASBO scheme, and make it quicker and easier for police to investigate complaints of anti-social behaviour.....
Drugs and development – caught in a vicious cycle
"As we mark the 50th anniversary of the global war on drugs, the world can no longer ignore the intricate links between narcotics, development and conflict."
Good riddance to the society of suspects
"You don't build a Big Society on the back of mutinous, resentful volunteers, nor in a climate in which all are treated with suspicion."
It's official: crime is bad for your health
"New findings highlight the health impacts of sustained criminality and could have urgent policy implications."
Anthropology, moral optimism and capitalism
McMurtry, Greenspan & Doob: Harper’s incoherent crime policy
"According to the Harper government, Growing six marijuana plants is much more dangerous than growing five. Or than committing assault."
Spirited defence of a level playing field
"The book is revelatory in suggesting that all classes of society benefit from improved equality."
Ban on marches could radicalize protesters
"The Home Secretary should lift the ban on marches in a city or risk making protesters more radical."
Manufacturing Ignorance: the Centre for Social Justice and Welfare Reform in Britain
".....a government Bill to remove benefits for people living at the bottom of the British class structure has .. been working its way through Parliament since November 2010. The moral crusade against the benefits system constitutes the leading edge of the Coalition government’s attack on the welfare state, and it rests on the dubious rhetoric of a ‘broken society’ full of ‘troubled families’."
French morality commission to examine presidential immunity
François Hollande has set up a cross-party government committee to look into injecting greater morality into French politics....The commission will examine the traditional presidential immunity from criminal prosecution and draw up guidelines covering the behaviour of ministers, MPs and others in public life.
British Social Attitudes Survey shows religion in rapid decline in Britain
Will a disillusioned public ever regain its faith in our institutions?
"On the one hand they hold firmly to the view that all politicians lie, journalists are fundamentally amoral, policemen are generally stupid and very often corrupt and that the law is something for the rich and the privileged and not for the poor and the needy....On the other hand, there is a continuing sense of national pride in institutions such as the monarchy and the armed services and a feeling that you can go too far in denigrating them....
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