jpete wrote:Poconoeagle wrote: the scared straight mentality does have a positive effect with the youth. it is a fact proven right in the good ole usa. .
You must live in a different "good ol' usa" than I do. The one I live in has a low literacy rate, I high drop out rate, a massive incarceration rate and a gigantic recidivism rate.
Let me know when "scared straight" starts working....
sorry to hear you live in that enviroment.
the scared srtaight mentality AS OPPOSED TO the " just the way it is" mentality was indeed the comparrison i directed my opinion to. A good friend of mine from mannasquan(?) NJ told me the scared straight program turned him around in his young teens. I can vouch for his good parenting and ethical business as a bonded and insured service person. therefore it does happen.
naturally the double working parent household effect of the prior 40 or so years has had the profound effect you speak of.
down under in the land of samolia the effect on a pre teen watching such a execution would plant the seed. personally napalm would work much better say 10 miles inland up and down the whole coast.
we could cycle thru much old ordiance from our system making a CHANGE in thier methodology....