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'Running helps me with cope with post-traumatic stress disorder'

'Running helps me with cope with post-traumatic stress disorder' | Crime and social justice | Scoop.it
Rebecca Thorne: Why do you run? For Rebecca Thorne, the answer is both complicated and simple – running offers her relief from constant and debilitating anxiety (http://t.co/vgs7409De3 “I am...
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With Police in Schools, More Children in Court

With Police in Schools, More Children in Court | Crime and social justice | Scoop.it

Youth advocates and judges say more children are being sent into the criminal justice system for acts like scuffles and truancy that are better handled in the principal’s office.


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Pope in Brazil warns against legalising drugs and conflates use with misuse

Pope in Brazil warns against legalising drugs and conflates use with misuse | Crime and social justice | Scoop.it
Pontiff says liberal policies being considered in Latin America will not end suffering as he continues first overseas visit

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, July 25, 2013 2:52 AM

Drug policy has never been rooted in scientific evidence - instead it has been rooted in 1950s moralistic arguments, scapegoating, fearmongering, racism, extreme anecdotes and misinformation ....  and we keep re-hashing the same old arguments.

 

A scientific evidenced based drug policy is long overdue.

Sandra Fuller's curator insight, July 25, 2013 4:47 PM

Yet again, facts are of no interest to the moralistic.

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For-Profit Prison Company Tells Investors: Economy Recovery Will Put More People In Prison

For-Profit Prison Company Tells Investors: Economy Recovery Will Put More People In Prison | Crime and social justice | Scoop.it

"A private company just noted the opportunity to profit from imprisoning more human beings than ever before."

 


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VIDEO: Challenging Society's View on Drugs - Dr. Carl Hart

Sign up to be a TYT member by July 7 and receive a free TYT shirt! http://vid.io/xHP Malcolm Fleschner (Executive Producer for The Point) interviews Dr. Carl...

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Spending down on harm reduction for illicit drugs: report

Australian governments are spending more on law enforcement against illicit drugs than treatment and prevention, according to a report released today by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre…
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Criminal justice reform is a national economic issue - Stop ignoring it - The Hill's Congress Blog

Criminal justice reform is a national economic issue - Stop ignoring it - The Hill's Congress Blog | Crime and social justice | Scoop.it
One would think the traditional “values-based” arguments would be sufficient to end mass incarceration. But the facts are plain: the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world - higher than that of Russia, China or Iran.
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Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System | Crime and social justice | Scoop.it
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash.
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The House I Live In | Independent Lens

The House I Live In | Independent Lens | Crime and social justice | Scoop.it
Watch this documentary about the human rights implications of the war on drugs -- the longest conflict in U.S. history, and the least winnable.

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Sesame Street Teaches Kids About Incarceration

Sesame Street Teaches Kids About Incarceration | Crime and social justice | Scoop.it

Considering that the United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world....


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VIDEO: Erin O'Mara talks personally and professionally about benefits of being prescribed injectable heroin

Erin O'Mara, publisher and activist, talks about heroin prescription in England at the Swedish Drug Users Union seminar 2012 in Stockholm. More info: http://...

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, July 25, 2013 10:01 PM

Well worth watching!

This was the 1960s British System - resurrected and updated on Merseyside in 1980s as part of broader based harm reduction approach - then it got railroaded by UK's 'special relationship' with USA, but prescribing injectable clean heroin is thankfully alive and well in Switzerland - and the evidence outcomes are impressive!

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Restorative Justice is a Valid Alternative to Much Juvenile Incarceration

Restorative Justice is a Valid Alternative to Much Juvenile Incarceration | Crime and social justice | Scoop.it

An inscription of the Code of Hammurabi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Restorative Justice, which has been practiced in many cultures for more than 4000 years, is now making inroads in the United States.


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Paris venue chosen for first drug ‘safe house’ - The Local

French authorities finally revealed the location of the country's first 'safe house' for drug addicts on Thursday. The centre where users will be able to inject
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Nearly 20 Department of Juvenile Justice investigators suspended over unfinished sex abuse cases | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta

Nearly 20 Department of Juvenile Justice investigators suspended over unfinished sex abuse cases | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta | Crime and social justice | Scoop.it
Agency says move is first step to restoring credibility
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Injection drug users’ involvement in drug dealing in the downtown eastside of Vancouver: Social organization and systemic violence

International Journal of Drug Policy, Volume null, Issue null, Pages null, null, Authors:Will Small; Lisa Maher; Jeff Lawlor; Evan Wood; Kate Shannon; Thomas Kerr
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