Posts by steven crawford

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to Sacha,

    Nothing personal but we do not solve social problems by asking people who know molecular chemistry, etc. And if I want to know about science, I probably won’t ask a social policy analyst

    O, sorry about the slow uptake. I get it now.

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  • Hard News: Over the paywall?, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The staff posting those stories to the website can be very junior, under-skilled and overworked.

    It gives my self esteem an artificial lift, like a sugar rush.

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to Sacha,

    I have a lot of respect for the mental health advocate who told me “what we need more of is practice-based evidence, not evidence-based practice”. She meant respecting what people with actual experience of mental illness say. Not just those who have read textbooks or been paid to do their jobs in the field.

    This is interesting. What was the outcome of that?

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic,

    Just to avoid misunderstanding, are you a policy analyst, Sacha?

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to Sacha,

    Edit: sorry Sacha, that last comment was still under construction

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to Sacha,

    But molecular scientists are part of society, social problem are best solved by people, not titles.

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic,

    Maybe a commission, that enlists a broad spectrum of society to help, because there is such a broad spectrum of effect and affect( think I got that right). We might then develop a contemporary education policy. Creative NZ could fund projects in collaboration with the commission to show us what we are soaking in.

    I know it’s been done, but not well enough maybe.

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic,

    I don’t have the knowledge to make an informed guess. There IS a huge problem with our culture, it will take much more than focusing on the crime only to change the culture in a way that will get us rape-free.

    I do have the knowledge to help make a hypothethis, but I don't have the skills to articulate it, all that well, which Is frustrating.

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Oh yes, definitely. There is also a need to have sentences in line with similar violence. What I wanted to say was that increasing sentences does not reduce the criminal activity.

    It’s like when Judith Collins upped the sentence for carrying a knife from two years up to three, because some case came up on mourning TV or something or another. I kind of freaked out and stopped taking my knife to the football after that;/)

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic,

    Ah sorry Steven I got that completely wrong.

    No need to apologise. And I have to reiterate. I am dyslexic; and other complicating factors make some of my comments a little ambiquis. I am working on it:)

    From what I have read, one thing stands out. In every study I have seen the likelyhood of committing a crime decreases with the likelyhood of being caught. There is no correlation with punishment (within the ranges of all reasonable punishments). So to me that suggests we should focus on making sure rapists are caught and convicted. <unishment (within the ranges of all reasonable punishments). So to me that suggests we should focus on making sure rapists are caught and convicted.

    I agree, and the data shows a not particularly high recidivist rate once detected.

    We should not focus on sentencing at all.

    One of the symptoms of Complex PTSD is a preoccupation with seeking retribution. I am not saying that PTSD is what uniformly happens to victims of sexual violence. Just that, there is therapeutic value for some victims of violence, when the perpetrator is given some sort of consequence.

    The recovery process for the victim, (which I have a vested interest) could/should not happen in isolation. I see the rehabilitation of the community; which lets get real, is a bit sick, is shared by both the offenders, victims and all shades of gray.

    But Like every single aspect of this, because it is as personal as it gets, the emotions can challenge very rational minds indeed.

    I think I might be on the same page Bart, I consider myself to be a bystander in this. Despite harboring some of my own grizzly experiences, I can’t profess to understand somebody’s else’s outlook on life. But like you, I want to do what I am able. Not just because I have a fourteen year old daughter, to empathize with, and protect.

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