Youth Justice: Asking Young People What They Want
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?
Seeing Red - Poppy Red, That Is
The BBC is reporting that 3 teenagers are being charged with 'incitement to hatred' over a photo that appears to show the burning of a poppy.
Teenagers and Terrorism
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.
Teenagers arrested for 'dissident activity'
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.
Why we shouldn't call it 'Recreational Rioting'
Recent events around the Short Strand area of Belfast have brought back the term 'recreational rioting' - which is being used widely by the media, by local elected representatives and by local community workers and activists.
Youth Justice Series, Article Four: Restorative Youth Justice Practices in Northern Ireland
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
Perceptions of Young People: Fact or Fiction?
What adults in the UK think about today’s young people doesn’t necessarily agree with reality
Young People Hardest Hit by 'Punishment Beatings'
The PSNI have only managed to clear up 4% of violent assaults known as ‘punishment beatings’ and ‘shootings.’
Youth Justice Series, Article 3: A Different Approach?
The third article in our series on young people and the justice system focuses on the Juvenile Justice Centre at Woodlands in Bangor.