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New research has revealed that children aged under 10 committed almost 3,000 crimes last year. Yet, these children cannot be charged with an offence. In England and Wales the minimum age of criminal responsibility is 10. Below that age, children are presumed to have insufficient understanding of the difference between right and wrong to be legally responsible for their behaviour.
There must be more quotable quotes about statistics and their use (or misuse) than any other field of science. It is a particular problem in the area of criminal justice. The methods of collecting criminal justice statistics change regularly, as do the legal definitions of offences. Methods of collecting statistics and defining crime vary significantly from one country to another.
Children as young as eight are being trained to be playground peacemakers by stepping into conflicts between their classmates in Norfolk schools.
Divisions between Black Majority congregations and the historic Christian churches in Britain are hindering practical efforts to tackle the issues surrounding young black people's over representation in the criminal justice system says Faith Ayoola, director of Churches' Criminal Justice Forum. "A house divided against itself can not stand", she declared today, adopting a well-known biblical allusion.
Correct perception of victims is the first step – and trafficked persons are victims, Lagon said. Under U.S. law, “they have legal rights, they are not going to be treated as criminals, or as illegal aliens, and, in fact, will have visa status and social services.”
Identity Theft is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personal identifying information (PII) such as Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers and uses them for their own personal gain. This is called ID Theft. It can start with lost or stolen wallets, pilfered mail, a data breach, computer virus, phishing, a scam, or paper documents thrown out by you or a business (dumpster diving). This crime varies widely, and can include check fraud, credit card fraud, financial identity theft, criminal identity theft, governmental identity theft, and identity fraud.
Two thirds of rape and attempted rape victims in Namibia know their perpetrators, a report released ahead of this month's national conference on violence against women and children said. The report, 'Rape in Namibia', investigated how the promulgation of the Combating of Rape Act seven years ago was working in practice and noted that between 2000 and 2005 99 percent of reported rape victims were women.
Schools and school districts preparing policies on bullying and school yard violence need to work past short-term solutions such as expulsion, says the author of a new book on bullying behaviour. Brenda Morrison, an assistant professor at SFU’s Centre for Restorative Justice, advocates a health care model built on interventions that restore the social and emotional health of young people and their schools. Morrison is author of Restoring Safe School Communities: A Whole School Response to Bullying, Violence and Alienation (2007, The Federation Press, Australia).
“Young people are not just scared of bullies or gangs but of the criminal justice system and the police. Some don't feel they need to report crimes as they have a good relationship with parents or teachers but they need to be more aware of the support that is available. It is important that young people have services tailored to their needs and not just help that replicates the help that is available to adults.”
"School discipline is a major issue, as every parent knows. I am calling for more community police units to be brought into schools, so bullies know they cannot get away with it. I want greater powers for teachers to tackle bullying outside of school grounds, so bullies can't say 'you can't touch me'. And I want more restorative justice schemes, such as the one being piloted in Salford, whereby pupils themselves set the punishments for bullying and the victims can see justice is done."
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