Why incarceration is not honouring its intention: have we reached the point of no return?

Eddie - Year 12 Student “Incarceration”, a scary yet supposedly necessary process for the function of society; this article will explore the effectiveness of the judicial system alongside the mental health of prisoners. It goes without saying that crime deserves a just, proportionate sanction and as such, prison sentences are standard in issuing punishments. Ideally, … Continue reading Why incarceration is not honouring its intention: have we reached the point of no return?

Competition Winner: Should “freegans” be prosecuted? (IS)

Izzy - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: This outstanding essay by Izzy was a very worthy winner of this year's GSAL Year 7-9 Essay Competition organised by Mr Yates as part of the 2008 Society and open to all students. Izzy is an outstanding student who has already been published twice in The GSAL Journal: … Continue reading Competition Winner: Should “freegans” be prosecuted? (IS)

In the 21st Century is there a case for a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, and if so what should these be?

Alfie - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: This excellent essay was a 'highly commended' entry into the GSAL Year 7-9 Essay Competition organised by Mr Yates as part of the 2008 Society and open to all students. Alfie has previously had a review of the book 'I Am Malala' published in The GSAL Journal. The … Continue reading In the 21st Century is there a case for a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, and if so what should these be?

‘What is wrong with bribery? How, if at all, should the law deal with it?’

Aditi Zamvar - Year 13 Student & Law Society Member Editor's Note: Aditi Zamvar, student leader of the Law Society at GSAL, wrote and submitted this challenging essay for the Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law organised by Trinity College, Cambridge. The primary objective of the competition is "to encourage students with an interest … Continue reading ‘What is wrong with bribery? How, if at all, should the law deal with it?’