Children and Young People (16)
Issues, ideas or concerns relating specifically to young people and policing.
In the latest Criminal Justice Matters Sam Waterton and Kanja Sesay raise important questions: what do young people want and need from the police? And why isn’t anyone asking them?
An urban dancer flash mob took over Trafalgar Square on Saturday March 31 to bring awareness to police discrimination in the controversial stop and search powers.
Last week, two teenagers, aged 15 and 17, were arrested in their homes by PSNI officers using anti-terrorism legislation. This week, politicians and human rights group are fighting over whether this was the right thing to do.
UTV are reporting that 15 year-old boy and a 17 year-old girl have been arrested under the Terrorism Act in Derry/Londonderry. They were arrested in the Cityside area in connection with dissident republican activity, and are being questioned at Antrim police station. We will have more as it develops. SEE IT ON UTV.
In the last ‘Youth and Justice’ series article, Fair Cop looks at how restorative justice principles have been integrated into Northern Ireland’s juvenile justice system
What adults in the UK think about today’s young people doesn’t necessarily agree with reality
The PSNI have only managed to clear up 4% of violent assaults known as ‘punishment beatings’ and ‘shootings.’
The third article in our series on young people and the justice system focuses on the Juvenile Justice Centre at Woodlands in Bangor.
One young youth worker's experience of walking through Maghera one night.