Category Archives: Crime Prevention

Suck City

Originally posted on Episyllogism:
Should the truly stable/enlightened person be happy no matter where she lives? If so, I might be unstable. But I already knew that. After years of going back and forth between different metropoli and Nanaimo (the…

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Drug Policies to Support Healthy Communities

How can we get past endless, polarized arguments about drugs which are often based on faulty reasoning and begin working towards creating policies which foster healthy communities? Continue reading

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The Poverty of Punishment

Maybe we don’t understand how punishment “works”, or if it works at all. Continue reading

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Solutions to Crime, Part 1: Peacekeeping Canada

In my last post, I suggested that there are features shared by the RCMP and the Hells Angels. Both are identifiable organizations or “gangs” which attract young people by offering excitement, camaraderie and the prospect of status and material rewards. Canada … Continue reading

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In search of Criminology’s Holy Grail

The disciplines of physics, astronomy and chemistry are rumored on the verge of discovering the “Higgs boson” particle – the essential element upon which the universe is comprised, based on experiments in the Large Hadron Collider. Biology has Charles Darwin … Continue reading

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Tories take credit for drop in crime

In a recent tongue-in-cheek Facebook post, I asked how long it would take before the Canadian government took credit for the annual drop in crime which was reported this week by Statistics Canada. I didn’t believe any politician would have the effrontery to … Continue reading

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Justice Minister Nicholson: Do you really want to control crime?

October 30 2011 Dear Mr. Nicholson, Like you, I too want our country to be a safe place where criminal victimization is a rare occurrence. However, I have concerns about Bill C-10 which is currently being rushed through Parliament. Bill … Continue reading

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Preventing Sex Crimes, Not Just Reacting to Them

Is there a way to prevent sexual offenses, aside from reacting after the event? As it stands today, sex offenders are caught and punished after they have committed a crime. If sex crimes are thus prevented, it’s on the assumption … Continue reading

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MacLeans Mag Misleads

The March 16 2009 edition of McLean’s Magazine shows twin handguns displayed on either side of "The Most DANGEROUS Cities in Canada". The cover solicits the reader with "Who’s got the highest rates of murder, robbery and assault. Plus: our … Continue reading

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Fighting Organized Crime: The Need for Evaluating “What Works?”

Suppose we looked at all the published reports which evaluate the efforts of police, prosecutors and politicians to fight criminal organizations. Ideally, the reports would show a list of things which don’t work, some which might work, and some which … Continue reading

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