Britain, it is often said, has a punitive culture that is evident not only in penal sentencing and governmental policy but within society generally. My own research into restorative practices carried out by a community-based restorative justice organization in a Loyalist area of Belfast in Northern Ireland has also often supported this punitive culture as interviewees posit a desire to see young people involved in anti-social behavior controlled and punished if not by police then by paramilitaries. 622 more words
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The Rugby Football Union is currently investigating the alleged homophobic and racial abuse of openly-gay Welsh referee, Nigel Owens, during a recent game between England and New Zealand. 308 more words
Argentina has beaten Australia 21-17 to record their first win in the Rugby Championship at Mendoza in Argentina.
The game was played at a pace in the first few minutes that saw the Aussies push to a 14 point lead curiosity of a Kuridrani try in the opening minutes then a Higginbotham five pointer ten minutes later must have had the Argentinean crowd extremely nervous. 306 more words