reply to post by dollukka
That's a very enticing bit of information there.
Frankly, it's the reason I am inclined to hold the FBI numbers in suspicion.
I am fully aware of instances where law-enforcement agencies have 'focused' their metric reporting in such a manner as to be useful for the media
spin. While in and of itself, it would seem a sound public relation strategy; it is based upon the idea that the citizens they serve need to be
schmoozed into accepting their agenda..., because they know better.
Why the image of Americans is the way it is overseas can be reflected against this piece I found. Apparently, we are to believe that the Swedish
penal system is an ideal we should strive for; if we did though, we might see their 'exclusions' magnified by our proportionally larger population.
Something in Europe that almost never
gets talked about here is the apparent hostile environment for immigrants, and perhaps a bit of
Orwellian social-engineering that seems intent on forcing what appears to be an unwelcome integration of cultures.
I feel fortunate that in the Americas, we never had to
be convinced to accept immigrants..., as only the most obtuse realize, the experiment of
integrating cultures and societies is thus far working more or less reasonably (at least, it hasn't failed outright, yet.)
Crime is a social thing. Criminals are, by definition, anti-social; and
disinclined to respect the constraints of a social doctrine. Sadly, I
can't speak with certainty as to whether rehabilitation has any priority in the eyes of those who fill the prisons with the accused.
12-11-2013 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)