In the last month, two brutal murders took place on the streets of Britain, the first was Mohammed Saleem. Mohammed, a 75 year old Muslim, was stabbed to death in Birmingham, the victim of a racially motivated attack. The second, Lee Rigby, was hacked to death with a machete in Woolwich. The first of these […]
According to the official figures released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) between 2010-2012, there has been a 21% increase of self-harming young offenders in custody. As a result three cases of death were reported within the last two years, whilst incidents of physical restraint have risen by 17%. Once again the issue of age […]
After becoming appointed Police Commissioner in January 2012, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, has drafted an Police and Crime Plan which has set out to reduce crime within London for the next four years. In which it explains how the Metropolitan Police Service and other agencies can successfully handle crime in the capital. Starting at […]
In light of recent IARS research on young women in police custody, 99% Journalist, Stefania, discusses the topic of women in prison in the first of a series of blog posts examining the issue.
Last summer, in response to the riots that took place in London and across the UK, 99% young journalists wrote numerous opinion pieces about the events from a youth perspective. These articles written by young people helped to counter-balance some extremist views that were expressed in the media and political debates.With the anniversary of the riots approaching, the 99% Campaign […]