Imprisonment for the traumatised

Recently, I have been writing about trauma as a prelude to imprisonment, and reflecting on what kind of childhood experiences lie in the backgrounds of people sentenced to imprisonment.  

4 February 2021

Generation 2015 – in the eye of a perfect storm?

There is nothing like the simultaneous publication of independent reports on the state of the nation’s youth to whet an appetite for public wringing of hands and conscience-searching. So...

7 October 2015

Savile: Institutions, abuse and justice

It is hardly surprising that the investigations of Savile ‘and others’ have prompted anxious reflections about the protection of children in institutions. The aftermath of the initial revelations...

3 April 2014