Carrot or the stick. They only way for people to …

Comment on Desert Knowledge precinct preferred for youth detention facility by James T Smerk.

Carrot or the stick. They only way for people to improve. They have to see the benefits of not committing crime, for example not being sent to a hell hole if they do.
If the consequence of committing a crime is being sent to daycare environment it doesn’t take much brain power to see that’s not going to work.
It all starts with loving safe home environments and schooling. Get these right and everyone will be better off. I would like to see the stats on criminals that came from broken homes vs people from loving homes.
Obviously it’s not going to be only one way but I bet it is heavily weighted one way.
So answer this question and its the best start we could hope for: How do we get the home environments of all young kids to where they need to be to lay the foundation for a better society?

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I think you will find it’s more a race issue.
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Having to explain to my kids why this happens and why it is apparently OK is the hard bit.


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The Government would want to get on top of crime now before this all happens and the Alice turns into the crime capital of Australia (more so).


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