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Openness should nip extremism in the bud

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  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013
It is just over a month since the murder of Woolwich soldier Lee Rigby shocked the country, and then triggered a spate of reprisals. In typically strident-sounding fashion, the government set up a "taskforce" - the crisis-management response tool of choice for politicians these days.

The Youth Justice Board: 1999-2011

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  • Monday, October 18, 2010
Somewhere in the archives of early 21st-century British social policy, there may be a dusty volume that records the fact that I was the only person who served under all five chairs of the Youth Justice Board - the supremely confident and connected Norman Warner, interim chair and passionate advocate of restorative justice Charles Pollard, the intellectually unsurpassable Rod Morgan, the pragmatic and effective Graham Robb (another interim chair), and the cautious but industrious Frances Done.

Age of criminal responsibility

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  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
The age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales remains one of the lowest in the world after it is raised in Scotland from eight to 12.

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