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US Military's New Tactic to Curtail Sexual Assaults: Nab Serial 'Predators'

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: sexual assaults in the US military, crime and punishment, u.s., politics, government, ethics, military, crime )

- 1696 days ago -
To combat sexual assaults, military officials shift tactics to focus on ferreting out serial predators. Here's why they're increasingly convinced that relatively few people in the ranks commit the bulk of such crimes.


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Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:36 am
The Pareto principle (also known as the 80–20 rule, the law of the vital few, and the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. I've been teaching that for 25 years.

Stephen Brian (23)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 1:05 pm
I'm glad to see this progress. It is most likely a few serial predators and this is how to nail them.

My only concern with it is the danger of multiple malicious reports like we sometimes see here on Care2 when an unpopular opinion is presented. An unpopular officer may find himself either targeted by multiple accusations, or even just by on accuser who gets backed up by a "victim's" friends. False accusations are likely a small minority, but this investigative approach, which mirrors Care2's practice of taking down comments after some number of flags, may be easy to abuse.

Carol D (346)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:32 pm
*****This necessarily involves a revamped approach – one that turns away from education campaigns that caution potential victims to use the “buddy system” or to dress conservatively on nights out, and more toward aggressive investigation of suspects in order to find other possible victims and help resolve 'he said, she said' claims.

This statement right here kind of reminds me of the Muslims and their approach to women as in wear a tent and cover your body so you won't turn on a Muslim man!! I saw a Documentary on women in the service who were abused by high ranking officers and they would be taken to court only for the court to find the perpetraitor "not guilty" There was "too much" of a buddy system there where the high ranking officers watched out for each other and stuck up for each other thus the victim got shafted! And as far as dressing conservatively what one ,might find conservative another may not..the point being men need to learn to keep their pecker in their pants!! This is only making excuses for them in doing what they do IMO!!

*****My only concern with it is the danger of multiple malicious reports like we sometimes see here on Care2 when an unpopular opinion is presented.

EXACTLY Stephen!!

Lyn Romaine (108)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:03 pm
I am so glad that progress is being made for the women in the military. They need to be protected.

Kit H (173)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:47 pm
There will be investigation to verify the claims. Worry less about abuses. Good finally some progress is seen.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 1:29 am
This is a bad thing to happen and the last thing I would have thought is that men would pray on what is effectively their comrades in arms.This needs to be stamped out.

Athena F (131)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 5:03 am
thank you

Robert O (12)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 8:23 am
Thanks Cal.

Panchali Yapa Yapa (26)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 12:23 pm
Thank you
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