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Links for Why Care

Strand One: Social Justice


Link 1.1: 'What is Social Justice?'

Link 1.2: 'Social Injustice'

Link 1.3: 'Human Rights'

Link 1.4: 'Social Justice and Religion'

Link 1.5: Gerry O'Hanlon SJ

Link 1.6: 'Poverty and Inequality' - Page 1

Link 1.7: 'Poverty and Inequality' - Page 2

Link 1.8: Peter's Map

Link 1.9: 'Ireland and Global Justice'

Link 1.10: 'Social Justice and Me'

Link 1.11: 'Poverty and Inequality' - Page 3

Link 1.12: History of Jesuits in Ireland

Link 1.13: 'People Working for Justice'

 

Strand 2: Understanding Crime

Link 2.1: 'Understanding Crime'

Link 2.2: 'Understanding Crime' - Page 3

Link 2.3: 'Headline Crime'

Link 2.4: 'What are the Causes of Crime?'

Link 2.5: Youtube: London Riots 1

Link 2.6: Youtube: London Riots 2

Link 2.7: UK riots: the demographics of magistrate cases and convictions

Link 2.8: Youtube: Brixton on the Riots

Link 2.9: Rioter profile: 'The law was obeying us'

Link 2.10: Rioter profile: 'If I had a job I wouldn’t have stolen'

Link 2.11: Rioter profile: 'I thought of it as like a battle, like a war'

Link 2.12: Rioter profile: 'I knew the black kids would be stopped before me'

Link 2.13: Rioter profile: 'I don't condone it, but it's helped me out financially'

Link 2.14: Rioter profile: 'She said: Go on, son, dash the brick at them'

Link 2.15: ICPS Prison Population Rates per 100,000 of the national population

Link 2.16: International Centre for Prison Studies

Link 2.17: Gun homicides and gun ownership listed by country

Link 2.18: Top Murder Rates in the World

Link 2.19: Crime & Violence Facts and Figures

Link 2.20: 'Forgiveness is the Soul of Justice', The Meaning is in the Shadows, Peter McVerry S.J. pp. 81-3

 

Strand 3: Prison, Topic 1: Why do people end up in prison?

Link 3.1.1: "Who goes to prison?"

Link 3.1.2: All-Island Deprivation Index Map

Link 3.1.3: Decision Map: 2011 Census Information

Link 3.1.4: "Who goes to Prison - Page 3"

Link 3.1.5: "Homelessness: Introduction"

Link 3.1.6:  "Understanding Homelessness in Ireland"

Link 3.1.7: "How does it Happen?"

Link 3.1.8: ‘Homeless in Ireland’ in The Meaning is in the Shadows, Peter Mc Verry, 38-41.

 

Strand 3: Prison, Topic 2: Young People in Prison

Link 3.2.1: List of Community Sanctions from IYJS

Link 3.2.2: "Who goes to prison?" - Page 5

Link 3.2.3: Children in Care

Link 3.2.4: Health Service Executive

Link 3.2.5: Youth Homelessness

Link 3.2.6: Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Out of Hours Services

Link 3.2.7: Bail and Surety

Link 3.2.8: Probation Service

Link 3.2.9: Summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Link 3.2.10: The Woolf Within

Link 3.2.11: Tagged as a Teenager

 

Strand 3: Prison, Topic 3: Life in Prison and Beyond

Link 3.3.1: "Commitals to Prison"

Link 3.3.2: "Living in Prison" - Page 4

Link 3.3.3: European Prison Rules

Link 3.3.4: "Living in Prison" - Page 2

Link 3.3.5: Hell Hole - Brazil

Link 3.3.6: Irish Penal Reform Trust

Link 3.3.7: "What are the Causes"

 

Strand 3: Prisons, Topic 4: Prison and Society

Link 3.4.1: Invisible Children

Link 3.4.2: "Target the Causes"

Link 3.4.3: The Road from Crime

England rioters: young, poor and unemployed

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Links for Why Care (2)

Strand One: Social Justice


Link 1.1: 'What is Social Justice?'

Link 1.2: 'Social Injustice'

Link 1.3: 'Human Rights'

Link 1.4: 'Social Justice and Religion'

Link 1.5: Gerry O'Hanlon SJ

Link 1.6: 'Poverty and Inequality' - Page 1

Link 1.7: 'Poverty and Inequality' - Page 2

Link 1.8: Peter's Map

Link 1.9: 'Ireland and Global Justice'

Link 1.10: 'Social Justice and Me'

Link 1.11: 'Poverty and Inequality' - Page 3

Link 1.12: History of Jesuits in Ireland

Link 1.13: 'People Working for Justice'

 

Strand 2: Understanding Crime

Link 2.1: 'Understanding Crime'

Link 2.2: 'Understanding Crime' - Page 3

Link 2.3: 'Headline Crime'

Link 2.4: 'What are the Causes of Crime?'

Link 2.5: Youtube: London Riots 1

Link 2.6: Youtube: London Riots 2

Link 2.7: UK riots: the demographics of magistrate cases and convictions

Link 2.8: Youtube: Brixton on the Riots

Link 2.9: Rioter profile: 'The law was obeying us'

Link 2.10: Rioter profile: 'If I had a job I wouldn’t have stolen'

Link 2.11: Rioter profile: 'I thought of it as like a battle, like a war'

Link 2.12: Rioter profile: 'I knew the black kids would be stopped before me'

Link 2.13: Rioter profile: 'I don't condone it, but it's helped me out financially'

Link 2.14: Rioter profile: 'She said: Go on, son, dash the brick at them'

Link 2.15: ICPS Prison Population Rates per 100,000 of the national population

Link 2.16: International Centre for Prison Studies

Link 2.17: Gun homicides and gun ownership listed by country

Link 2.18: Top Murder Rates in the World

Link 2.19: Crime & Violence Facts and Figures

Link 2.20: 'Forgiveness is the Soul of Justice', The Meaning is in the Shadows, Peter McVerry S.J. pp. 81-3

 

Strand 3: Prison, Topic 1: Why do people end up in prison?

Link 3.1.1: "Who goes to prison?"

Link 3.1.2: All-Island Deprivation Index Map

Link 3.1.3: Decision Map: 2011 Census Information

Link 3.1.4: "Who goes to Prison - Page 3"

Link 3.1.5: "Homelessness: Introduction"

Link 3.1.6:  "Understanding Homelessness in Ireland"

Link 3.1.7: "How does it Happen?"

Link 3.1.8: "Homeless in Ireland" in The Meaning is in the Shadows, Peter Mc Verry, 38-41.

 

Strand 3: Prison, Topic 2: Young People in Prison

Link 3.2.1: List of Community Sanctions from IYJS

Link 3.2.2: "Who goes to prison?" - Page 5

Link 3.2.3: Children in Care

Link 3.2.4: Health Service Executive

Link 3.2.5: Youth Homelessness

Link 3.2.6: Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Out of Hours Services

Link 3.2.7: Bail and Surety

Link 3.2.8: Probation Service

Link 3.2.9: Summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Link 3.2.10: The Woolf Within

Link 3.2.11: Tagged as a Teenager

 

Strand 3: Prison, Topic 3: Life in Prison and Beyond

Link 3.3.1: "Commitals to Prison"

Link 3.3.2: "Living in Prison" - Page 4

Link 3.3.3: European Prison Rules

Link 3.3.4: "Living in Prison" - Page 2

Link 3.3.5: Hell Hole - Brazil

Link 3.3.6: Irish Penal Reform Trust

Link 3.3.7: "What are the Causes"

 

Strand 3: Prisons, Topic 4: Prison and Society

Link 3.4.1: Invisible Children

Link 3.4.2: "Target the Causes"

Link 3.4.3: The Road from Crime

England rioters: young, poor and unemployed

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Currently at the Centre

The policy focus of our work shifts naturally from year to year, as it is a priority of the Centre to respond in a relevant way to the changing needs of society. But there is an on-going interest in working strategically to press for policy changes that promote economic and social justice. Check out the ‘Key Issues’ section of the website for our current focus.

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  • Penal Policy Issues

    Penal Policy

    Click here to view all of our material on Penal Policy
    People in prison are amongst the most marginalised and vulnerable in our society. The majority have left school early, experience literacy and learning difficulties and have a history of unemployment. Many prisoners suffer from mental illness and experience drug and alcohol dependency. A substantial number of prisoners have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. Prisons have become dumping grounds for those rejected by society.

    The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice in early 2012 compiled a policy document on prisons in Ireland, The Irish Prison System: Vision, Values, Reality, which articulates concerns and provides an overview of the prison system. Of particular focus for the Centre is the promotion of safe and humane custody, reduction in imprisonment and appropriate services for people leaving prison. Click here to read relevant publications and articles from Working Notes. Our website whycare.ie also provides useful information on Crime and Prison.

  • Housing

    Housing Issues

    Click here to view all of our material on Housing Policy

    The right to a safe and secure place to live is one of the most basic human rights, it is fundamental to enable people to live a dignified life. Without the security provided by having somewhere to live, physical and mental health is at risk. Accessing and maintaining employment is also extremely difficult when someone has nowhere to live. The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has written a comprehensive policy paper, The Irish Housing System: Vision, Values, Reality, which provides the evidence and background to our work.

    Our current policy focus will be an examination of how social housing is provided. Click here to read relevant publications and articles from Working Notes. Our website whycare.ie also provides useful information on Housing and Homelessness.

  • Economic Justice

    Economic Issues

    Click here to view all of our material on Economics

    Economic justice is perhaps the fulcrum around which all social justice debates in contemporary society rotate. In our political discourse, every question of human flourishing seems to be reduced to bottom-line thinking. This focus on riches impoverishes our shared discourse and has serious negative consequences for society, as evidenced in the rise of populist political movements which source their discontent in the economic stagnation that affects many sectors of society.

    In such a setting, there is a great need for alternative approaches to economic justice and distinctive visions for how prosperity can encourage human flourishing for all, not just those at the top. This has been one of the major challenges that Pope Francis has levied to the faithful through his papacy, most notably in his apostolic exhortation  Evangelii Gaudium .

    Francis is clear that our personal wealth implicates us: “The culture of prosperity deadens us; we are thrilled if the market offers us something new to purchase; and in the meantime all those lives stunted for lack of opportunity seem a mere spectacle; they fail to move us.” The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice seeks to be moved by this scandal and to foster a conversation with all people of goodwill that recognises the collective impoverishment involved in our current economic framework. Our  Working Notes  regularly address these issues and our school resource website  WhyCare.ie   offers useful information.

  • Enviromental Justice

    environmental justiceClick here to view all of our material on Environmental Justice

    Environmental protection has emerged as a key element of social justice debates in recent decades. This has occurred in parallel to growing awareness of the negative impacts of our relationship with the natural environment, and of environmental degradation on vulnerable populations and future generations. Science has described the intricate web of relationships in which people play an active part. In the face of increasing environmental crises, the fundamental web of creation in which humanity finds itself requires a new respect, a new justice.

    Historically, the most significant Jesuit to reflect on humankind's part in creation was Pierre Teilard deChardin. Since deChardin's insights, the Jesuit voice on environmental matters has been strengthened significantly with the publication of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' – On Care for Our Common Home. The encyclical invites us to embrace an integral ecology approach to tackling the interconnected social and environmental problems currently facing global society. In response to the growing demand for environmental justice, the Jesuit Centre undertook a review of how care of the environment might be better fostered. To fulfil this commitment, the Centre engages in critical policy reflection and analysis on environmental issues. The Centre has also produced two issues of Working Notes (Issue 72 and 77) dedicated to promoting attention to the environment.

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