New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow — who has written extensively on racial disparities in prison justice — discusses the powerful new Hulu documentary Crime + Punishment,” winner of a special jury award for social impact filmmaking at this yr’s Sundance Movie Competition. In 2012, Joan Durrant and Ron Ensom, co-authors of the Joint Statement, had been honoured for their work on the difficulty of bodily punishment of children with the Health Promotion & Innovation Award of Excellence (offered by the Canadian Institute of Youngster Well being) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (nominated by UNICEF Canada).
Structured to follow an imaginary journey by way of the prison justice system, it can invite college students to explore both continuities in understandings of legal behaviour over a long period, in addition to the methods wherein shifting subjectivities, values and patterns of authority have modified the substance of crime and punishment.
In 1977, the U.S. Supreme Court dominated in its Ingraham v. Wright choice that college corporal punishment is constitutional, leaving states to decide whether to allow it. Nineteen U.S. states currently permit public faculty personnel to use corporal punishment to discipline children from the time they begin preschool … Read More