Because We Need More Than Fear

25 03 2008

Dana today, reasoning for the separation of families and regulation:

We need reasonable safeguards, but the state cannot cease to respect the rights of the citizenry simply for fear of what could happen.

The greatest predictors of child abuse [are] low maternal education, acceptance of Medicaid, a mother who left the home by the age of 14, the presence of other young children in the home and maternal depression. We do not, however, increase oversight over anyone fitting this profile, despite the proven correlation to abuse.

Because we need more than a statistical correlation and more than a fear. . .

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25 03 2008
So I Poked Around, About Family Demographics . . . « Cocking A Snook!

[…] popped into my head wasn’t one I’m eager to explore: does this sociology correlate to the data Dana just cited, and provide evidence that poor and poorly educated moms with many children not only are […]

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