Archives for July 15th, 1999

YOUTH JUSTICE AGENCIES MUST DO BETTER

Headlines, PublicNet: 15 July, 1999

The Audit Commission found that not enough progress had been made in implementing ‘Misspent Youth’ its 1996 report on youth justice. The issues identified in the report such as low levels of prosecution, insufficient attention given to prevention of offences and addressing offending behaviour as well as lack of co-ordination between agencies, all   need renewed effort. Agencies need to make substantial changes to meet the standards flowing from the Crime and Disorder Act.

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JOINING UP SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Headlines, PublicNet: 15 July, 1999

The Social Exclusion Unit found little evidence of joined-up government services when it looked at the plight of 16-18 years not in education, employment or training. The study found that the 160,000 young people in the age group, or 1 in 11 of the total, had common backgrounds such as poverty, unemployment in the family, truancy or school exclusion. It also found clear links between the group and other problems such as homelessness, offending and serious drug misuse.

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CORRUPTION: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND AGENDA FOR RESEARCH

Abstracts, PublicNet: 15 July, 1999

Mauro P
Finance & Development, (USA), (35/1). Start page: 11. No of pages: 4

Surveys research on corruption, which has explored only a few hypotheses such as the effect of trade deregulation, abundant natural resources and well-paid civil servants. Reports findings about reduced private investment, the impact of corruption on economic growth, how health and education are affected the relationship with weak institutions. Poses questions which need answering, such as governments’ inability to eradicate corruption, its connection with poverty, the worst forms of corruption, and what to do about it.

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