Peter Inson

Expelled – then what? Thrown to the Wolves. Some youngsters need adult company if they are to grow up

We hear much at present about gangs recruiting adolescents who have been expelled from school or who are truanting from school. These are the foot soldiers of the criminal gangs behind knife violence and drug dealing. They are often relatively innocent parties whose lives are ruined. Yesterday a friend reminded me how he had taken …

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Easier online?

Three months ago someone obtained access to the contacts in my Yahoo account. The messages that were sent in my name were so badly written that my friends realised immediately that they were hoaxes. I changed my password. A few weeks later the account was dead and Yahoo have done nothing to help me despite …

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Football Assaults

I  am a loss as to why twenty-two young men at Aston Villa had to trouble the constabulary recently when one of their number was assaulted by a spectator. Once the intruder was under control their match should have been held up only  for as long as it took to confiscate the assailant’s clothes and …

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Young people and gangs

Adolescents find themselves waiting to abandon childhood and direction by adults for the supposed freedoms of the adult world. When they become impatient they sometimes damage themselves was well as others. With successive raisings of the school-leaving age, this stage in their lives has been prolonged and the difficulties associated with it have increased.There are …

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