Sunday, April 23, 2006

The mark of Cain

An excellent article on ASBOs in the Independent today:

A generation of British children is being "demonised" because of misplaced hysteria over teenage crime, according to the Government's youth justice tsar.

Professor Rod Morgan, the Government's chief adviser on youth crime, today issues a warning that children as young as 10 are being labelled with "the mark of Cain on their foreheads" because of the furore over anti-social behaviour.

Calling for a radical rethink in how we deal with unruly teenagers, Professor Morgan says that discretion should be exercised in cases where children are being sent to court for offences that would once have been dealt with by a slap on the wrist.

2 Comments:

At Tuesday, April 25, 2006 5:47:00 PM, Blogger Carlotta said...

Hear, hear. And let's hope that the cliche, where the US goes, we follow, doesn't bear out: this from Dissident Voice:

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Apr06/Chiappelli20.htm

 
At Tuesday, April 25, 2006 11:39:00 PM, Blogger archrights said...

That's appalling :o( We followed up some of the links in the article and found a 'survivors' forum' at
http://fornits.com/wwf/viewforum.php?forum=44&6589

I wonder if people in the UK are still taking their children over to places like 'Tranquility Bay'?

 

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