Re: Local Police Departments Take Note
An excellent demonstration of how not understanding what a statistic means, that statistic can be misused. That was a snapshot in time of the status of population at that time. What might be interesting is to see what the snapshot was of those offenders education level at the time they were incarcerated, how many are repeat offenders. It is correct, if you don't look into the basis of what the statistic represents or how it was determined it can be misused, misinterpreted and meaningless. Some of us here are aware of the limitations of statistics. We understand those limitations. We also know that when used correctly, they can help provide greater understanding. They are not the answer, they are a tool. No one here said that educated people don't commit crimes. Our contention has been is that increasing education has shown to reduce the odds of repeat offenders at a lessor cost than continually imprisoning those people. It won't help every offender, but it will help some. Thus changing some people from a cost to society to a contributor to society. We also understand your previous statement. You don't care.
Originally Posted by Common-Tater
that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.