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On delivering nuanced messages in a soundbite culture
By Dan Van Ness
"Trendy 'restorative justice' schemes to stamp out bullying at schools 'do not work'," the headline trumpeted. The article by Laura Clark on Mail Online (the website of the Daily Mail) began in the same vein:
"Trendy 'no punishment' approaches to tackling bullying are not working in many schools, a researcher warned yesterday.
"More than 600 schools use 'restorative justice' techniques which allow bullies to escape punishment if they face their victims and apologise.
"But a Cambridge University academic told a conference the approach has been 'widely exaggerated' as a remedy for bullying."
Civilizing offenders requires community relationships
This is the last of four columns in a series about the nation’s oldest and most mature restorative juvenile justice system.
Dear hacker: Letters to the man who hijacked my e-mail account
From Janna Hunter-Bowman's entry at Sojo.net: One day last month, friends and family from around the world flooded me with messages alerting me to some suspicious activity in my yahoo e-mail account – indeed, it had been hijacked. The hacker e-mailed my contact list in my name with a desperate plea in broken English for several thousand dollars to be sent immediately to London, where I was supposedly stranded. The imposter changed my password, so I could not regain control of my account and inform my contacts of the turn of events.
Jul 07, 2009 Story
In their own words
Often participants in restorative justice processes and programmes describe their experiences as opportunities for learning and connecting with others. Quite often they speak of their surprise in just how positive the experience was.
Kris Miner of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Programme shares this slide show highlighting comments from participants in different programmes.
Jul 02, 2009 Story