Dear Hadia Tajik, Leader Of The Justice Commitee

Sturla Haugsgjerd | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK
Sturla Haugsgjerd

Hadia Tajik, the Vice President of the largest political party in Norway, was challenged on national radio by Health Minister Bent Høie; would she still punish drug users? Her reaction; being evasive, making a point of being against legalization and saying young people using illegal drugs at a party to 'act cool' should expect to be met with punitive sanctions.

Time-Outs and Punishment - The Writing Is on the Wall

Anne Marshall | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Parents
Anne Marshall

thriving families.jpg I don't like rules as such. I find them suffocating. I want my children to feel safe, but I don't want to control them. I certainly don't want to 'punish' them, or chip away at their little souls by making them feel small or ashamed. Good communication with children would be my chosen tool in giving them the boundaries that they need.

Bank Employees Are Spanked And Shaved For Punishment

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK

Bank employees deemed to have performed poorly in their jobs have been filmed being spanked and having their heads shaved. Footage shows eight employe...

What Did the Boy in the Wood (or His Parents) Learn

Melissa Hood | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Parents
Melissa Hood

Generally when we make mistakes in our discipline the consequences aren't the potential loss of life of our children and they're not played out in the full glare of media attention.

Is Harsh Punishment for Crime Always Right?

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Anthony Lorenzo

If punishment must be justified, and it must, it should be done so on the basis that morality is being restored. It is morally right and beneficial to society that people cannot get away with wrongdoing. To ensure people do not want to do wrong, weight must be given to making sure the punishment is justified on the grounds that the offender benefits to. Since deterrence did not stop them committing a crime in the first place, what would? A more moral and liberal system of punishment, surely?

I Went Back to My School After 12 Years and Shone a Light in a Dark Place

Jojo Furnival | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

I didn't have a happy time at school. I was clever, and bored most of the time so I became rebellious. Smoking became interesting, as did drinking. After my GCSE's I changed schools, being awarded a music scholarship to a well-known boarding school.

Smacking Kids Should Be Made Illegal, Suggests UN

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents

Parents smacking children should be made illegal in the UK, a United Nations report has suggested. In the report, the UN stated the UK should put ...

Ched Evans and the Double-Edged Sword of Restorative Justice

Calum Miller | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Calum Miller

There is no doubt that rape is a horrible crime. I would not have mentioned murder and terrorism in the same breath otherwise. But there is a lesson to be learnt here, and it is a lesson of double standards.

Has Feminism Gone Too Far? Or Will We No Longer Have a Place For Mothers in Society?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.

Whip Crack Away

Nick Abbot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

Hot news from the Dark Ages - a man who danced naked on his car was sentenced to...have a guess...no, go on, take a wild stab in dark. What should be the punishment for a man who took all his clothes off and D.I.S.C.O.'d on his car in the naughty naked nude? Small fine? Community service? I know, it is a difficult thing to answer...

Should Thieves Be Given Food Vouchers?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

Police officers found a novel way to deal with with criminals - by handing them food vouchers. But the practice has now been stopped because it sen...

Mercedes Says Testing Needs More FIA Oversight

Todd McCandless | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The International Tribunal has met, listened to arguments and rendered judgment concerning the Mercedes and Pirelli private test on May 15-17. That verdict has been met with some criticism least of which came from Ferrari's Horse Whisperer column.

Cautions for Serious and Repeat Offenders Under Review

Damian Green | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Damian Green

Serious and repeat criminals should not expect to escape with a caution and the public and victims have a right to expect such people who have committed a crime to be brought before a court.

Man Gets Seven Lashes In Indonesia For Playing Dominoes

The Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

These pictures show a man being given seven lashes in Indonesia after being found guilty of gambling, punishable by whipping under the region’s stri...

WATCH: Brazilians Take Bad Driver Into Their Own Hands

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Hey! Pedestrians! Don't you just hate it when a selfish, self-centred driver fails to observe the road markings at a clearly designated crossing point...

Anders Behring Breivik not Mentally Ill

Charlotte Fantelli | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Fantelli

I read the news that Anders Behring Brevik has been declared 'sane', with a sense of relief for those who will now see the man punished for the despicable crimes, which he committed with malice and prior forethought. I also had a sense of triumph for those fighting the stigma and misunderstandings surrounding mental illness.

Mandatory Life Sentences Are 'Unjust And Outdated'

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

Mandatory life sentences for murder in England and Wales are both unjust and outdated, legal experts have said. The Homicide Review Advisory Group,...

Do Rioters Deserve Harsher Treatment Than any Other Offenders?

Penelope Gibbs | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Politics
Penelope Gibbs

The question is how to stop another riot. Prevention is possible if offenders realise the damage they did and are rehabilitated. But imprisonment is unlikely to change attitudes.

The Bourbon Mentality

Lindsey German | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Politics
Lindsey German

It was said of the Bourbons that they learnt nothing and forgot nothing. The 18th century French monarchs paid the price for their intellectual inflexibility when they were overthrown following the French revolution in 1789.

The Riots one Week on - Where to From Here?

Jacqui Paterson | Posted 13.10.2011 | UK Politics
Jacqui Paterson

In the aftermath of the riots, people are angry. They want revenge against the people who tore away that sense of community and protection that society usually provides, leaving them feeling terrified, vulnerable, and betrayed.

Understanding the Riots is Essential to Preventing More

Alex Morrison | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Politics
Alex Morrison

This week's riots have sparked a frenzy of arguments and accusations, with anyone who even mentions possible motives quickly condemned. "This," procl...