Effective Solutions to Combatting Crime

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Great article here I just read:

Conservative and Liberal Methods Fighting Crime

"From the early 1960s to the early 1990s, the crime rate in the U.S. rose year after year, sparking a heated debate about what should be done.

Conservatives argued that what was needed was more “social control” — that is, more cops, more and tougher punishment and more law and order. They argued that there were simply bad people out there who needed to be kept off the streets and that the best way to deter crime was to make it loud and clear to those bad people that crime doesn’t pay.

Liberals, meanwhile, argued that the rise in crime was a result of the breakdown of social support systems. In the face of fraying communities, rising inequality, growing poverty and racial tensions, criminal activity was bound to rise. They argued that sustained investments in rebuilding communities — “social support” — could help would-be criminals feel more invested in the places where they live, feel more hopeful about their future and thus be less likely to turn to a life of crime."

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The result? They found that both liberals and conservatives were right.

Investing in community building reduced crime. But so did putting more cops on the street.

Ren, Zhao and Lovrich estimated that every additional dollar spent on police led to a reduction in two violent crime incidents per 100,000 and that, for every additional dollar spent on community development, violent crime incidents per 100,000 dropped by 0.58. The findings are reported in the Journal of Criminal Justice.
 

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If you want to reduce crime, stop making so many god-damn laws!
Yes..because what we really need is a lawless society.

That worked out so well way back when.

Like..when they were no laws and people would kill each other over a chicken bone.
 

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If you want to reduce crime, stop making so many god-damn laws!
Yes..because what we really need is a lawless society.

That worked out so well way back when.

Like..when they were no laws and people would kill each other over a chicken bone.
Yes. Because being against idiotic laws obviously means that you want no laws at all. :rolleyes:
 

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If you want to reduce crime, stop making so many god-damn laws!
Yes. People break laws because the laws exist.

:cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo:
Billo has a point.

We are getting to the point that just about anyone and everyone is committing some infraction or another, just by going about their daily business.
No. Dildo doesn't have a point. He is pointless.

I happen to agree that we have far too many laws (and "regulations" with the force of law).

But (as an example of what's wrong with Dildo's contention): one does not reduce rate of society's commission of murders by repealing laws against murder.

Needless to say, Dildo states things in his typically mindless overly categorical way and then cannot grasp why he is worthy only of derision.

By contrast, YOU can take his banal generalization and convert it into something worthy of discussion.
 

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Yes. People break laws because the laws exist.

:cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo:
Billo has a point.

We are getting to the point that just about anyone and everyone is committing some infraction or another, just by going about their daily business.
No. Dildo doesn't have a point. He is pointless.

I happen to agree that we have far too many laws (and "regulations" with the force of law).

But (as an example of what's wrong with Dildo's contention): one does not reduce rate of society's commission of murders by repealing laws against murder.

Needless to say, Dildo states things in his typically mindless overly categorical way and then cannot grasp why he is worthy only of derision.

By contrast, YOU can take his banal generalization and convert it into something worthy of discussion.
Easy there big fellah.

Bollo's reputed banality aside, laws against rape, murder, arson and rape aren't there to prevent those crimes. If they did, few , if any, people would commit those acts. The laws are in place to provide some flesh to the overall legal framework.

Now, if you really want some banality, let's look at that nut Sallow's claim that wanting fewer foolish and, for a large degree, unenforceable laws, means that you want no laws at all.

Do we get anything worthy of discussion out of that? :lol:
 

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