This is a link to an article on the Guardian website. It considers research that suggests girls brains help them in street gangs. An interesting read. Written by Paul Gallagher.
An interesting article from the Guardian considering the criminalisation of women who drink alcohol while pregnant.
This is a link to a blog post considering the potential impact of the proposed new ‘super’ prison in Wrexham, Wales. Wrexham prison is set to become the largest prison within England and Wales and will also be the second largest prison in Western Europe. However, since the announcement of this new prison, it has been plagued with strong opposition in the local area. The article in question considers some of the arguments against the prison, as well as some of the arguments for it.
For those interested in the apparent rise in female harassment in the gaming community – here is a link to a video blog considering the current issue. It provides some interesting points in relation to victim blaming and harassment in the gaming community.
Number 5 in the list is a recording of a lecture conducted by Professor David Nutt who was sacked from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs following a clash with Government ministers over the classification of recreational drugs following a research paper in which he stated that taking ecstasy was no more harmful than horseback riding. The podcast discusses some of his research and is very interesting to listen to, raising some interesting discussion points around drug taking, politics and media and public perception.
This is an interesting post considering whether architects should be using design to help a system that punishes or a system that rehabilitates. This is a good website for posts and discussions surrounding architecture and is worth a browse if you have time.
This is an interesting wed piece that I stumbled across today looking at some of the more modern, forward thinking and unusual prison designs from architects and designers across the world.