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12 Jul ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Every year, the The World Justice Project (WJP) publishes the Rule of Law Index ®, which gathers international data on the rule of law. The 2016 edition covers 113 countries and jurisdictions, and relies on more than 100,000 household and expert surveys to assess how the rule of law is experienced...

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05 Jul ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

What is FGM? Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM has a variety of health implications, including severe bleeding, problems urinating, cysts, infections, complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths. Since...

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29 Jun How can joining the Sea Cadets benefit youths?

By Nathan Barbara, VSM Intern Youths often exhibit some sort of rebellious behaviour whilst growing up. Amongst other aims, schools and other organisations strive to teach students discipline. The Sea Cadets, Scouts and other associations attempt to form individuals, educating them to be disciplined and organised....

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28 Jun ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

When did the modern policing begin? Modern policing dates back to the 1800's. One of the most prominent figures advocating for a professional police force was Sir Robert Peel, an MP and Home Secretary for the United Kingdom in the 1820's. Thanks to Peel, the London Metropolitan Police...

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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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15 Jun ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

What is phishing? Phishing is a cybercrime which involves tricking people in order to elicit private information such as passwords, credit card details or other by email, telephone or text message. The sensitive data is then used by the cybercriminals to commit fraud or other offences. The first...

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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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01 Jun ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Think you know everything about child abuse? Test your knowledge by reading these myths and facts by HelpGuide.org: Myth 1: It's only abuse if it's violent. Fact: Physical abuse is just one type of child abuse. Neglect and emotional abuse can be just as damaging, and since they are more...

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