Why train young offenders to fight? Because it can improve their lives | Phillip Lee

07 July 2018 07:59
The self-discipline that sports training provides creates good citizens, not violent thugs. It is facile to suggest otherwiseIt often feels as though politics rewards the wrong things: headlines rather than hard work. And that the slog of trawling through evidence to work out what really turns people’s lives around is often wasted.That’s how I felt last week when it was reported that members of the cabinet had rejected a proposal to teach young offenders martial arts and boxing – a decision that would fly in the face of the evidence and was symptomatic of our culture of government by cowardice. Related: Government rejects proposal to teach boxing in prisons Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian