Dr Denham adds: “Sometimes they embraced it, other times they fought back against it. We take it for granted that violence is programmed into - and therefore, encouraged - as part of the narrative of the majority if popular games, GTA included, but also things like Red Dead Redemption or Call of Duty. … [Read more...] about Why violent video games like Grand Theft Auto can bring out the best in players
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The main object of separating juvenile delinquency from the criminal justice system I to rehabilitate the young offenders in the hopes that they would not carry criminal behavior into adulthood. There is a need for humanisation of the criminal justice experience for both the victim and the offender. The characteristic of individuality which is inherent in Mediation reassures one that it is a practical and potentially highly successful approach to juvenile justice. When it is combined with a structured competency development programme like VOMP it is more likely to facilitate reduction of recidivism. Mediation holds offenders directly accountable to the people they have victimized. It allows for more active involvement of crime victims and community members (as volunteer mediators and support persons) in the justice process, and reduces further criminal behavior of offenders. During the early 1980s, many questioned whether crime victims would want to meet face-to-face with their … [Read more...] about Integration Of Mediation In Cases Involving Young Offenders
Things being so, on 16th December, 2012 a young lady was brutally raped and grievously injured inside a moving bus at New Delhi by six persons including a juvenile, who had attained the age of 17 years at the time of incident. After the most gruesome gang rape she was thrown out of the bus. The nation was shocked by this dreaded maniacal incident and it evoked grave protest all around raising question on the safety of woman in the country. The brave lady succumbed to her injuries on 29/12/2012 amidst the prayers of the whole nation for her life. There arose wide hue and cry demanding the hanging of the persons including the juvenile who perpetuated this brutality. There were even demands from many quarters that the protection of juvenile from the regular criminal justice system must be done away with. Many asked for lowering the age of Juvenility. The case came to be referred as the ‘Nirbhaya case’. The whole nation was empathetic to the brave soul of ‘Nirbhaya’ … [Read more...] about Juvenile Justice Act 2015; An Emotional Aftermath of the Dreaded ‘Nirbhaya Incident’; A Step Backward
Villaraigosa’s plan — dubbed the “California Dream Corps” — would allow any California student between the ages of 18 and 25 to get one or two years of free tuition and textbooks at any state college in exchange for participating for one or two years in a community service program. The program would follow the model of Americorps or the California Conservation Corps, which deploys young people for environmental conservation and emergency response jobs and pays them minimum wage. … [Read more...] about How the candidates for governor would tackle college affordability
“Everyone believes the money in the system supports things they disagree with except when it’s spent on things they agree with,” Kemper said. “I’m in favor of more transparency and also more media focus on disclosing local interests at work.” … [Read more...] about Buying influence: Do dark money, lobbyist gifts affect Missouri legislators’ policy?