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Effects of crime on kids underestimated
...."The significance of this study was to capture unreported cases of crime and victimisation against young people," she said.
Leoschut said the study found that different types of crimes led to distinct forms of post-traumatic stress disorder among youths.
"A lot of them suffer from psychological stress and become more aggressive after being victimised."
Victim Support workers told to ignore political comments
From the article on 3news.co.nz:
Volunteers at a Victim Support conference this weekend were urged to ignore the "victims versus offenders" debate from politicians....
Director of Rethinking Crime and Punishment Kim Workman said this kind of "oppositional thinking" was counterproductive and unhelpful.
"We must reject any proposition that potentially divides us.
"Many of you work with both victims and offenders, in the areas of family violence, child abuse, restorative justice, and prisoner reintegration.
"Our success depends on our ability to work effectively within the justice system, across the board, in order to reduce victimisation."
Handing back the conflictMartin Wright.
A thought adapted from what one police officer said at a conference yesterday:
When there is a conflict, the conventional approach is to separate the people and tell them what to do; but in the restorative approach, the police officer (or teacher, or mediator) brings them together and asks them what they will do.