Arrest and Detention of Disabled Children: A Guide for Parents
'Dad and Me', an Addaction report has found that absentee dads are fuelling high levels of addiction, anti-social behaviour and crime.
Polling commissioned for the report found that young people believe fatherless young people are more likely to be involved in anti-social behaviour (80.3 per cent) crime (76.4) and take drugs (69.1).
And it warns the Government that unless urgent action is taken to address this 'father deficit' this problem will worsen as intergenerational fatherlessness becomes the norm in some of Britain’s poorest communities.
"What was particularly revealing was the impact that growing up without a dad had on these young people. Far from the view that the make-up of families does not matter, our evidence suggests that not having a dad can be deeply damaging to a young person, especially where there are no alternative positive male role models," said Martin Glynn the report's author.
The full report can be downloaded here.
Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.pdf
This is the first policy report produced as part of the Howard League’s exciting U R Boss project, combining their unique legal work with young people in custody and a national participation programme. This report was developed in conjunction with young people currently in custody and released into the community.
Life Outside explores young people’s perceptions of themselves as separate from the rest of society, how the conditions and restrictions that are imposed on them when they leave prison criminalise and exclude them further and the importance of positive relationships with professionals, their families and communities.
'Tackling homelessness and exclusion: Understanding complex lives' is a new report from the Multiple Exclusion Homelessness (MEH) Research Programme which reveals the extent to which homelessness amongst single adults is linked with other problems such as mental ill-health, alcohol dependency and experience of institutions such as prison. It also makes clear the challenges facing services if they are to do more to help people with multiple problems.
A report by Baroness Jean Corston of a review of women with particular vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System
The employment vetting system: have we got it right yet?
This policy paper was written by Timothy Pitt-Payne QC for the legal think tank, Halsbury’s Law Exchange.
"Since the age of 15, I have known that I want to be a prison governor. In order to achieve this, for the past three years, I have been studying for a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Criminology at De Montfort University. As part of my final ...assessment, I had to complete a dissertation on any topic I chose (so long as it was related to Criminology!) and I decided to focus mine on 'Why Prison Doesn't Work', detailing what I perceive to be the main issues within the prison system which I hope to tackle as best I can, during my forthcoming career."