This null hypothesis approach is necessary to prove or disprove theories that a lack of jobs leads to crime. There is no proven scientific finding for such an assertion but people keep making it nonetheless.
keeps his firearm, his drugs and loot but pretend to be nuns with one foot in the grave when the police investigators come calling.
Long-neglected abuses by the authorities, brutality at the hands of society’s paid protectors, and other negative factors have resulted in a total loss of confidence in the police. The lack of clarity in apprehension, detection and resolution has eroded confidence in the criminal justice system. There appears an uncaring lack of clear purpose. Such attitudes lead to frustration and the temptation to take matters into one’s own hands. Perhaps the struggle gaze into the mirror of their soul, from a Kwéyòl or English vantage point. That monumental question of identity needs to be faced with candour and insight. Unfortunately too many of us are prepared to suspend all belief, including the accepted imbalance in the mores of a mixed-up society. Instead, we stand aside as dumb, mute sheep and let criminals run free. Perhaps the good Christians that we are, we do not wish to cast the first stone.
Criminals are often opportunists who resort to the simpler and easier choices for survival. This is a sort of Occam’s razor approach to life multiplied beyond absolute necessity. Such persons are aware that a lack of job opportunities have historically, never led to crime. It often takes more than unemployment for a person to commit an act which may deprive him of his freedoms.
To further help explain escalating crime there is the null hypothesis. It says that there is no significant difference between two variables or specified populations, any observable difference being due to sampling or experimental error. Are the majority of us therefore, potential criminals? This null hypothesis approach is necessary to prove or be versed in scientific research; agriculture for example, using the null hypothesis. The threemember panel should be ages 55-75.
The tendency to blame poor policing for escalating crime will not solve the problem. The police are not the major factor in the cure for crime – law-abiding citizens are! We need to embrace the idea of verisimilitude or truthfulness. It is a philosophical concept that distinguishes between relative and apparent truth and falsity of assertions. There is no such thing as alternative facts. The sooner we learn that, the better to battle the odds in crime prevention.