Everything you wanted to know about statistics but were afraid to ask

Posted on: December 20th, 2010 By: Anthony Piscitelli

Mark Twain popularized the phrase “there are three types of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics”.  Now, over 100 years later, the volume of information and the number of statistics we are exposed to has dramatically increased.  If we believe an informed public is an important part of a healthy and engaged community, it is […]

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A lot can happen in 15 years

Posted on: December 16th, 2010 By: Smart on Crime

One of my favourite anonymous quotes goes a little like this….. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will probably get you there”. Essentially, without a direction, you can wander around, exploring, and maybe end up in a place you like. Or maybe not. Within the Region of Waterloo, there has always been […]

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We’re not the only SMART ones in the room

Posted on: December 14th, 2010 By: Smart on Crime

There are so many innovative, promising and proven practices in the field of crime prevention through social development  – we can learn a great deal by taking into consideration knowledge, experience, research and wisdom from around the world. The World Wide Wednesday feature on our Smart on Crime blog will point you to links, research, blogs […]

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Early intervention is the best prevention

Posted on: December 2nd, 2010 By: Smart on Crime

Lunch programs, after-school groups and homework clubs do more than give kids full bellies, friends and better marks. Years later, they may also keep them from committing crimes and make those children less likely to need costly special education programs. Those conclusions are among the latest findings of a nearly 20-year-long study that has tracked […]

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“Encouraging the Incorrigible”

Posted on: November 30th, 2010 By: Smart on Crime

Judge Jimmie Edwards of St. Louis, Missouri delivers this Tedx talk, tying together smart on crime, youth and chess. His accompanying slide presentation can be found here. Preventing crime at the roots… with education. Awesome.

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