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THE REAL “ME” GENERATION – OUR AGEING PARENTS

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Friday, August 22, 2014, In : Observations on Society 



So there I was yesterday, approaching the A41 near my home – a particularly busy arterial route - descending the slip road, about to join the carriageway.  Keeping a steady, controllable speed (one which would permit me to either slow down or burn rubber as required), I checked my wing mirror and looked over my shoulder to confirm plenty of a gap ahead of the next approaching car, if necessitating a bit of rev, calculating the speed consistency of that vehicle.  So I put my foot down and pr...

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RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR MURDERERS.

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Sunday, June 22, 2014, In : Observations on Society 


I recently watched "Can criminals say sorry?" on BBC 3 with Brooke Kinsella, about the pros and cons of restorative justice when dealing with criminals and offering reparation to victims. The general gist of the show is exactly as the title suggests - is restorative justice genuine and should it be more widely used to appease victims and their families?

The programme, for those who haven't seen it, included a woman facing her rapist in prison, and the sister of a murder victim coming face-to-f...
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HOW DO YOU CHANGE EVERYTHING !? / THE DEFINITION OF FUNDAMENTAL.

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Friday, October 11, 2013, In : Observations on Society 


Let's get something cleared up.  I alone was responsible for the creation of justice4victims.org, and I alone took the decision to discontinue the service.

I apologize wholeheartedly to those which followed our progress, and particularly the 50,000 or so which interacted with us, and it was indeed a dreadful decision for me to have to make, particularly after all the hard work that went into creating it; I in no way want any of those people to think I turned my back on the cause or reneged on ...
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HOW NOT TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BLOG!!

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Friday, September 6, 2013, In : Observations on Society 


Social media.. social networking.. digital marketing.. blogging.. blah, blah.  Write if you want to sell, that's what they say nowadays, but their idea of "writing" is not my idea of writing.  When I write, it's on paper, with a pen, perhaps a little ambient light through the dark hours and endless tea from a Spurs mug, until my eyes give up on me.  When I finally settle down in front of the computer for months on end, it is with the intention of publishing - the writing is already long since...
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