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Sunday, August 5, 2007

ANGER MANAGEMENT.

Over the years I have facilitated many anger management classes. One of the cornerstone techniques is 'time-out' when you're too hot to be rational. It is to be understood that time-out is not an escape. There needs to be an implicit agreement that issues will be aired within a cooler and more... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Prison humour. A story a parolee recently told me.

It was very funny as he told it; He was sitting behind a truck on one of our major arterial roads recently. He said the truck was going like a bat out of hell. There was a box on the back of the truck that looked like it might fall - so he was signalling the driver and trying various other methods... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Have you seen or thought about the Restorative Justice Paradigm ?

I noticed I hadn't posted in here for a while so went rifling thru my docs looking for something appropriate. Here's some food for thought:-) RESTORATIVE JUSTICE Paradigms of Justice Old and New Old Paradigm New Paradigm Retributive Justice Restorative Justice Crime Defined as a violation of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Ode To Munchie

The prison environment sure can be a weird and/interesting place at times. It's a particular type of culture - and here I'm talking about staff as well as inmates. One of my bestest girlfriends I met in prison. Tho at the time she was being sacked for getting caught, on video, in a very compromising... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Productive fighting................tips for fighting.

IF YOU LOVE EACH OTHER CHANCES ARE YOU’LL FIGHT. FIGHTING CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR RELATIONSHIP. HERE ARE SOME GOOD CLUES THAT SHOULD BE RULES THAT WILL MAKE SURE YOU FIGHT A “GOOD FIGHT”. 1 Fight only about ONE SUBJECT at a time – AND STICK TO THAT SUBJECT. 2 Tell them how YOU FEEL – using an “I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Myths about Domestic Violence

I haven't had much time to blog lately so I went looking thru my files for something to post. In case you need to know - or get into a discussion about DV I've posted here one of the worksheets I used when faciitating DV Groups; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – Myths and Realities. MYTH: Battering is a private... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 16, 2007

What do you own ? March18th 2032hrs,

What do you really own? I always tell people the only thing we really own is our opinion. I'm outa here for a few days - so be good - and be controversial;-) Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

“Vengeance is mine”,

THE 5 ELEMENTS OF INCARCERATION; Fri March 16 th 0920hrs John Douglas says that there are 5 elements of incarceration - that interweave and change dependent upon the predominant political flavors, these being rehabilitation, isolation, punishment, justice and redemption. I shall touch on these... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Is prosecuting someone 25 years after they committed a crime necessary ?

Last night I was watching one of those Jerry Bruckheimer shows, Cold Case. The cases portrayed in these shows invariably involve 'closure'. I've seen a few episodes where someone committed a 'crime of passion' 25 years ago or so and who, towards the end of the show is shown happily signing their... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Rapists I have known ...................

March 12th 207. 0049hrs. Thought it time I should post something else into here. This blog doesn't have many readers - but I feel I have somehow done a good turn if only one person reads it. I wrote this article several years ago for a local newspaper. I've edited it slightly: PROFILE OF A RAPIST By... Sign in to see full entry.

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