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Class act: the great Dalit fightback that started in the schoolroom

A network of free after-school coaching classes for Dalits is just one way that India’s lowest caste is raising its sights<p>When he was 14, Govind Gyan Chand started attending the large school near his village. In the first week, some upper-caste boys took him aside and asked him about his caste. He …

India

Cressida Dick: Police Cuts Led To Rise In Violent Crime On London's Streets

'I'm sure it's had an impact.'<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Cressida Dick has said she is 'sure' police cuts have led to a rise in violent crime<p>Met Police …

Crime

AQA AS Level Sociology: Education with Methods in Context 2018: How I Would’ve Answered It.

Just a few quick thoughts on what I thought about this paper and how I would have answered some of the questions…<p><b>Q01: Define the term social</b> …

Education

AQA A-level sociology exam advice 2018: how to answer 4 and 6 mark ‘outline questions’

Below is an example of an actual marked response to a 6 mark ‘outline question’, marked by AQA examiners.<p>The example is taken from the 2017 Education …

Education

Another Study Finds Poverty’s Impact On “Cognitive Bandwidth”

There has been an increasing amount of research documenting the impact poverty has on people’s psychology framework: that when some of our “cognitive …

High School

Overcrowded jails 'are leading to a vicious culture of drugs, debt and violence'

Britain's overcrowded jails are leading to a vicious culture of drugs, debt and violence, warn experts.<p>Figures released this week show the shocking …

Crime

Texas woman who ran over cheating husband released from prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Texas woman who killed her cheating husband by repeatedly running him over with her car has been released from prison.<p>Clara Harris served 15 years for the murder, which made headlines worldwide and was featured in a made-for-television movie.<p>The 60-year-old walked out of prison on …

Crime

What’s the Difference Between Dopamine and Serotonin?

Dopamine and serotonin are both neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that regulate countless functions and processes in your …

Neuroscience

Miscarriage of justice victims are cast aside in the UK. The details are shocking

It was almost six years ago that Sam Hallam emerged from the court of appeal and walked out on to a busy Strand a free man. The 24-year-old had spent seven years in prison for a gang-related murder he had always denied any involvement in.<p>Miscarriage of justice victims unfairly denied compensation, …

Human Rights

One million more kids are growing up in poverty since the Tories came to power shock figures show

One million more kids are growing up in poverty since the Tories came to power, shock figures show.<p>Alarming new research reveals 3.1 million children …

United Kingdom

Why do young workers have so many injuries?

<b>Health and safety at work can get ridiculed in more affluent countries as something nannyish and interfering - but for much of the developing world it is a matter of life and death.</b><p>Unsafe workplaces have the kind of casualty rates more likely to be associated with going to war rather than earning a …

Labor Economics

‘Poverty’s not our fault you know’

Growing up on the edges of England can be hard - many coastal towns are among the worst in the country for earnings, employment, health and education.<p>At two ends of England, Hartlepool and Hastings face similar problems. Both have seen a fall in life expectancy and unemployment is a problem.<p>Meet …

Life Expectancy

7 Major Schools of Thought in Psychology

When psychology first emerged as a science separate from biology and philosophy, the debate over how to describe and explain the human mind and …

Psychology

India girl, 16, burnt alive after Jharkhand rape

<b>A 16-year-old girl in India was burnt alive after her parents complained to village elders that she had been raped, according to police.</b><p>Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with the attacks in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.<p>Police said the elders had ordered the accused rapists …

India

In Britain now, the richer you are, the better your chance of justice

Our legal system once looked after everyone. But increasingly, it is only for the wealthy<p>Justice in Britain, a country that boasts it all but invented the presumption of innocence and trial by jury, is becoming a matter of money. We’re going the way of the United States and building a market-based …

Self-employment

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

In the early 1950s, the psychologist Muzafer Sherif brought together a group of boys at a US summer camp – and tried to make them fight each other. Does his work teach us anything about our age of resurgent tribalism?<p>• Read an extract from The Lost Boys<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods …

Psychology

Girl, 8, ‘gang raped in Hindu temple before being stoned to death’

New shocking details of an alleged brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year old girl have emerged.<p>Asifa Bano was allegedly abused for days before …

Crime

Senior Met officer calls for 'societal change' to tackle London killings

A senior Scotland Yard officer has said radical “societal change” was needed to stem a rising tide of homicides after detectives arrested a man on suspicion of the murder of a teenage girl that brought national attention to London’s violent crime crisis.<p>DCS Michael Gallagher, the head of the …

Law Enforcement

Shell knew truth of global warming in 1980s; foresaw a Hurricane Sandy scenario

New documents released online and published by a Dutch news website reveal that, like ExxonMobil Corp., Shell Oil also knew the truth about global …

Why are female mass shooters so rare?

Nasim Aghdam's attack at YouTube HQ was a rare occurrence: only 4% of mass shooters in the US are female.<p>Video by the BBC's Franz Strasser<p>YouTube HQ attacker used shooting range

Franz

In Both Rich And Poor Schools, Black Students Face Harsher Punishments

A new government watchdog report shows how black students and students with disabilities are punished more severely.<p>A nonpartisan government watchdog agency released a report Wednesday outlining severe disparities between how white students and students of color are disciplined ― the same day …

Education

The eight traits of a stand out leader: Andrew Morrish

Andrew Morrish, chief executive of Victoria Academies Trust in the West Midlands, makes the case for being a stand-out leader, in this extract from …

How burglary, violent crime and shoplifting all rose under Alison Saunders' leadership as police pursued historical sex offences and journalists

There has been a rise in violent crime across the UK since Alison Saunders became Director of Public Prosecutions, figures show as critics branded her term in office "disastrous" following the collapse of a series of rape trials.<p>As <i>The Telegraph</i> revealed today, Ms Saunders will not be reappointed …

10 killed as widespread Indian caste protests turn violent

<b>(CNN) —</b> The death toll from violent protests in India has risen to 10, after another two protesters from the Dalit community died in the Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh state.<p>District administration chief Ilayaraja T., who confirmed the deaths, said paramilitary troops were deployed to the …

India

Girl, 17, becomes latest victim of violence as she’s shot dead in crossfire

A 17-year-old girl has died and a 16-year-old boy is fighting for his life after two shootings in London.<p>Police were called to reports of the first …

Why nice people become mean online

On the evening of February 17, Professor Mary Beard posted on Twitter a photograph of herself crying.<p>The eminent University of Cambridge classicist, who has almost 200,000 Twitter followers, was distraught after receiving a storm of abuse online.<p>This was the reaction to a comment she had made about …

Social Media

Japanese couple apologise for ignoring work pregnancy timetable by conceiving ‘before their turn’

A Japanese worker has been reprimanded by her boss for “selfishly breaking the rules” after she became pregnant before it was her “turn”, according to media reports.<p>The woman was working at a private childcare centre in Aichi prefecture, north Japan, when she found out she was pregnant.<p>However, the …

India's 'cheating mafia' gets to work as school exam season hits

Vast network profits from the desperation of students and parents to get ahead in a country where university places and jobs are limited<p>A few minutes into the final year maths exam at his Delhi high school, Raghav asked to use the bathroom. Inside, he texted pictures of the test paper he had …

Education

Children stuff food into their pockets and turn up to school in dirty uniforms as poverty worsens, headteachers warn

Malnourished children are stuffing their pockets with food and turning up to school in dirty uniforms as the numbers living in poverty grows, …

Advice to revise 7 hours a day for GCSEs over Easter 'unbelievable'

An expert recommendation that GCSE and A-level students should study for seven hours a day throughout the Easter holidays has been greeted with a variety of scepticism, concern and mild horror by psychologists, teachers and pupils.<p>Barnaby Lenon, a former headteacher of Harrow, the prestigious …

Education