Language matters when it comes to criminal justice

WE have a language problem when it comes to criminal justice. Take the phrase “automatic early release”, which the Scottish Government plans to end despite strong opposition from academics, lawyers and penal reform campaigners. Automatic early release really doesn’t sound like a good thing. The phrase conjures up the image of a cell door automaticallyContinue reading “Language matters when it comes to criminal justice”

Sex and the City Revisited – Season 2, Episode 1: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

“How does it happen that four such smart women have nothing to talk about but boyfriends? It’s like seventh grade with bank accounts! What about us? What we think, we feel, we know … Christ! Does it always have to be about them?” – Miranda MIRANDA’S howl of frustration is a bold tone-shifter for the first episodeContinue reading “Sex and the City Revisited – Season 2, Episode 1: Take Me Out to the Ballgame”