Janine S White
Janine thrives on bringing into awareness the inequalities and misconceptions of society. Janine hopes of a more tolerant and understanding future for the world. Giving a voice to those less privileged, ignored and forgotten about.
What is homelessness?
The cause and treatment of homelessness within the United Kingdom is often under debate. The definition and consequential categories are constructed around who is and is not included in the category and this is a cause of ongoing homeless problems.
The prison service and the social harm perspective continued...
In the first part of this article previously published, I explained the beginning of the prison service and the intentions of its use. I also raised the social harm perspective as an alternative to the retribution currently in use.
The prison service and the social harm perspective
According to Justice and Prisons (2011a), prisons are fundamental in the criminal justice system as they ensure that offenders face justice and are sanctioned for unlawful activity. The primary aim of prisons is providing prisoners with assistance and rehabilitation opportunities in a humane way. There are International standards which state that reformation and social rehabilitation should take place humanely and without torture to prevent social harm occurring within the system. Justice and Prisons (2011b), identifies the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment as a few of many standards which prisons must adhere to. They also express that women, children and those with mental health needs require a more personal approach than the one size fits all belief (Justice and Prisons, 2011b).
A Guided City Walk
Finally, you have a chance for a walk to clear your head. How can your head clear when you live in a city? No quiet green space anywhere near, unless you drive out. The noise, the rubbish on the floor, the people everywhere. How is it even possible? Allow me to guide you.
What do we really know about anxiety?
Anxiety is being diagnosed at extreme levels in the United Kingdom. £400m was spent on anti-depressants in 2010, 40,000 prescriptions were issued (Harper, 2016).