There has been an 80% increase in the reporting of child sex offences within the last four years. This is according to the children’s charity NSPCC. The National Police Chiefs’ Council states that one of the factors behind this has been Internet related. Statistics from 38 out of 43 police forces suggest the Internet was […]
Award-winning author Alex Wheatle stated in an article for The Guardian that he believes reading children’s books can help tackle knife crime. This was in response to the recent stabbing of Myron Yarde, a 17-year-old musician from south London. Wheatle feels very strongly about knife crime especially with regards to young people. Wheatle spent most […]
According to the Metropolitan Police, 314 mobile phones are stolen on London’s streets every day. iPhone’s account for about half of all stolen handsets. After breaking into a home in Croydon on November 8 last year, Jermaine Debrah thought he had got away with it. But the victim had luckily installed the ‘Find My iPhone’ […]
Young people are getting killed over something as petty as the postcode they live in. Drugs are being sold here, there and everywhere. The youths of today are thinking about money more than society, and don’t know the consequences of what they are doing. I had to find out the hard way. Although I was […]
Women’s issues have always been taboo – but it seems to me that the nature of that taboo has changed recently. Once, you didn’t mention it because it was a source of shame: if women were being abused it was their fault, they were being ‘provocative’, they were ‘letting it happen’ because they were ‘weak’, […]
Children’s charity Barnardo’s has announced that the demand for their services has more than doubled in just five years. Last year they worked with 3,200 children compared with the 1,190 children that they worked with in 2010. Javed Khan, the chief executive of Barnardo’s says that recent high profile sexual abuse cases had encouraged more […]
The Supreme Court has recently revealed that the “joint enterprise law has been wrongly interpreted for 30 years”. This misinterpretation has possibly led to many people being sent to prison or to a young offenders unit for crimes they didn’t commit. As a result people who have been previously convicted may be released or have […]
A Home Office study was carried out last month of urban street gangs in England to coincide with the extension of the government department’s programme to tackle youth violence in nine areas of the country. The plan looked particularly at young women linked with gangs. The study suggests that gang numbers overall have increased in […]
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