Wednesday, September 24, 2008

On Crime: Conservatives say it is uninformed opinion that counts

Anthony Doob, a professor of criminology at the University of Toronto "it looks like some grade school dropout wrote this thing."

Nicholas Bala, a specialist in youth crime at Queen's University in Kingston, "significantly bad social policy."

Neil Boyd, a criminologist at Simon Fraser University "It's really very much a commitment to the American model. In America they have crime rate that's three-and-a-half times higher than ours and they put five times as many people in jail. That doesn't seem to me to be a very workable equation”

Ross Hastings, University of Ottawa criminologist, and co-founder of the Institute for the Prevention of Crime: "This is more of a politics of crime rather than it is a reasoned, evidence-based response to the problem of crime.”

Angela Campbell, who specializes in children and the law at McGill University's law faculty. "hard-line, law-and-order approach that is very simplistic and doesn't look at the social nuances that lead young people to criminal behaviour."

With their get dumb when it comes to crime plan panned by experts, the Conservatives argued that what really counts is what the uninformed where saying.

Jim Bob: The victims of crime should determine the punishment: they are the most objective

Jane Doe Tory: I hope those little #%$$# rot in hell

Grumpy old Guy: When I was young, kids knew their place.

Old guy from the Simpsons: that’s a paddling.

Sarah Palin: 14 year olds are not only enough to consent to sex, get married, drink alcohol, drive, join the army and vote, but if they commit a crime they need to be held to the same standard we would hold a adult to.


Scott Tribe said...

Excellent round-up of experts quotes, Koby. Do you have links to those quotations?

WesternGrit said...

Why aren't we putting these into an ad - like, NOW???

At least offer these up to the media, and see if any of them will run with it...?

wilson said...

Youth crime has risen 30%. So the Hug a Thug experts were wrong.

Youth gangs are taking over our streets. Victums don't have any rights.

We the people are right.

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, "hug-a-thug"...another Frank Luntz rhyming bumper sticker term...

WesternGrit said...

Youth crime will rise as a society continues to "criminalize youth. Lower the age of punishment too.

Anyone who can claim that crime is up is quite likely smoking something. Study any criminology?

As a victim, does it matter that you were attacked by a 45 year old, or an 18 year old? C'mon, that's ludicrous. CRIME IS CRIME - DON'T TAINT THE STATISTICS BY BREAKING OUT ONE SMALL PORTION OF CRIMINALS AND SAY THAT CRIME IS UP.