Laura Cooper on a new report highlighting disturbing trends around disproportionality in the youth justice system
Roger Grimshaw explores how county lines-related violence provokes questions about social attitudes and policy
Knife crime should be treated as a public health challenge, not a policing problem, our Director, Richard Garside, tells The Guardian newspaper today.
There is renewed concern that knife violence is on the rise following the publication of the latest crime data showing a 22 percent increase in knife crime and an 11 percent rise in gun crime.
Our Director Richard Garside today welcomed remarks by the Chair of the all-party group on knife crime that tackling knife violence was a health and education challenge, not a police issue.
The remarks by Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, came in an interview with The Guardian. She also called for a 10-year, cross-governmental strategy to tackle the problem.
Ross Fergusson considers the stark choices that the policy swings of successive governments now present too many 16-17-year-olds
Sarah Brooks-Wilson offers further considerations for the treatment of school absence as education and youth justice become closer
Roger Grimshaw considers the implications of recent reports on young people.
Dr Karen Graham makes the case for challenging routine punitive disciplinary practices in schools.
John Lea and Simon Hallsworth put the riots into political and historical perspective