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22 Jun ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Restorative justice is a movement or practice whereby the victim, offender and affected members of the community are directly involved in responding to the material, physical, social, psychological and relational injuries cause by crime.  Restorative justice methods are being implemented in several countries worldwide, including in...

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08 Jun ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

What is the relationship between the brain and crime? Research shows that in numerous instances neurological impairment can generate violent and criminal behaviour. The frontal lobe is responsible for thought, personality, behaviour and word choice. Several types of brain injury, particularly those affecting this part of the...

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25 May ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

  Mindfulness for prisoners You may have heard of mindfulness, a popular meditation practice, which encourages people to live in the moment, become more grounded, self-aware and 'present'. What you may not have heard is that mindfulness is now being taught to dangerous offenders held in the UK's eight high-security prisons. Mindfulness...

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23 May Community-Based Crime Prevention for Dummies : how to join forces with your neighbours

By Antonia Gambineri, VSM Intern Neighbourhood Watch schemes are implemented in several countries worldwide in order to enhance unity, feelings of safety and belonging in a community and get local citizens involved in crime prevention. In many localities, volunteers from the community, or street pastors like in...

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