Free thinking

The thought processes behind male-on-male violence and domestic abuse are similar, say experts. A new course aiming to break the link by challenging the attitudes of young males is proving successful.

Enemy within

The emotional scars of witnessing domestic violence can stay with children for a lifetime increasing the risk they may go on to be abusers themselves.

Recent changes to the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will reduce the prejudice exoffenders face when applying for jobs but they “do not go far enough”, warns Christopher Stacey, director of services at Unlock, a national charity for people with convictions.