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Phrillie
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posted 27 May 2007 07:03 PM      Profile for Phrillie        Edit/Delete Post
Okay, I'm working on my essay now. The topic is the increase in crime rate in N.A. despite the decrease in crime rate predictors between the mid-1940s to the mid-1970s. The essay I'm supposed to critique posits that the increase in leisure activity away from the home gives rise to more potential criminal situations and thus more crime.

I'm writing this up but then I'm bothered ... isn't it true that you're more likely to be assaulted/murdered by someone you know/live with? And, if that's true (which I would tend to think it is), then shouldn't leisure activity outside the home lead to decreased crime?


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500_Apples
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posted 27 May 2007 07:47 PM      Profile for 500_Apples   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Once, when I was writing an essay, (try and come to a conclusion on what the proper utilitarian response would be to Jehova's witnesses not wanting blood transfusions for their kids), I posted my ideas on a message board for discussion.

And one poster made a point much better than all my other points, and I included in the essay, and I gave it some sort of reference, but I felt bad about it afterwards.


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unionist
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posted 27 May 2007 07:56 PM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Excellent reply, 500_Apples. May I use it?
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Phrillie
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posted 27 May 2007 08:18 PM      Profile for Phrillie        Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by 500_Apples:
And one poster made a point much better than all my other points, and I included in the essay, and I gave it some sort of reference, but I felt bad about it afterwards.

Okay, yeah. But the essay is about how this theory correlates to the crime rate, while my question to babble was: Is this theory debunked by data on the proximity of criminals to victims? I've already written my essay. I just wondered if the basis I was given to write it on was incorrect.


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laine lowe
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posted 27 May 2007 08:24 PM      Profile for laine lowe     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Although online forums can be instructive and/or informative, they are not a replacement for research. Shouldn't you have checked out your concerns before writing your essay? Just a thought.
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Phrillie
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posted 27 May 2007 08:31 PM      Profile for Phrillie        Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by laine lowe:
Although online forums can be instructive and/or informative, they are not a replacement for research. Shouldn't you have checked out your concerns before writing your essay? Just a thought.

Yes, and it's an excellent thought. However, the essay topic was "what's this guy saying?" and "why does he say it?" and "how does that compare to blah, blah?"

It occurred to me only afterwards that I should be questioning the very premise of the essay topic itself. It's a first year course and I don't want to look obstreperous.


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unionist
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posted 27 May 2007 08:47 PM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Phrillie:

It's a first year course and I don't want to look obstreperous.

Good strategy. May I suggest the best way to accomplish that is by not jumping in and expressing firm opinions, but rather by asking lots of questions.


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Phrillie
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posted 27 May 2007 08:51 PM      Profile for Phrillie        Edit/Delete Post
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Originally posted by unionist:
Good strategy. May I suggest the best way to accomplish that is by not jumping in and expressing firm opinions, but rather by asking lots of questions.

Unionist, go get laid, smoke some dope, look at the stars, whatever, but stop this.


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unionist
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posted 27 May 2007 08:54 PM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Originally posted by Phrillie:

Unionist, [...] smoke some dope,


... And lose my right to vote? Never!!!


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laine lowe
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posted 27 May 2007 08:57 PM      Profile for laine lowe     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post

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Phrillie
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posted 27 May 2007 09:05 PM      Profile for Phrillie        Edit/Delete Post
Again, you're very witty, I would dare say, sexy, but what about the message?
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Phrillie
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posted 27 May 2007 09:06 PM      Profile for Phrillie        Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by unionist:
Good strategy. May I suggest the best way to accomplish that is by not jumping in and expressing firm opinions, but rather by asking lots of questions.

Okay, so I learned something on babble. So I applied it.


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Blondin
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posted 28 May 2007 05:09 AM      Profile for Blondin     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Originally posted by unionist:
Excellent reply, 500_Apples. May I use it?

If you do you'll feel bad about it afterwards.


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