Parent denied children are
60% of rapists.
70% of kids incarcerated.
twice as likely to quit school.
11 times more likely to be violent.
3 of 4 teen suicides.
80% of the adolescents in psychiatric hospitals.
90% of runaways
Sources: National Fatherhood Initiative, US Bureau of Census, FBI
April 10, 2009
Why the US is losing the war on drugs but winning the war against the poor.
Enforcement reports $110 billion of child support arrearages nationwide, 70 percent of the people who owe it, earn poverty level wages.
Nationally, child support enforcement agencies employ more than 55,000 people in their war on
"deadbeats." Compare that with the Drug Enforcement Agency which employs a mere 1,900 agents in America's war on drugs.
Vancouver Police Department
"violent crime is up six per cent and drug-related crime is up by
almost eight per cent"
B.C. police losing battle against crime
Crime rising faster than number of officers, study shows
Friday, November 18, 2005
Since 1962, the "clearance rate" -- the percentage of cases solved by police -- has dropped from 90 per cent to 70 per cent for homicides and from 25 per cent to eight per cent for break-and-enters, according to the study.
According to the study, which was paid for by the RCMP, the number of police officers in B.C. has kept pace with population growth over the past 40 years.
But during that same period, the number of reported crimes has increased seven-fold -- due in large part to a dramatic increase in property crime.
Asked whether the increase in crime is due to people reporting offences more often than they did in the past, Plecas disagreed -- saying survey data suggest people are less likely to report crime today than they did previously.
We have a situation where Canada is worse than other countries . . . and B.C. is worse than the rest of Canada
The study did not specifically address whether B.C.'s shortage of police may be partly responsible for its high crime rate.
But Plecas said it makes sense.
"Everything we know about criminality is if it goes unattended, people will continue the behaviour," he said.
àà No data on who is committing what kinds of crimes;
àà A model that inappropriately minimizes the volume (and thus the rate) of crime;
àà Data on and explanations of unreported and unsolved crimes are receiving
àà Historical data that would allow effective comparisons of crime rates over
time have been eliminated;
àà Data on the volume of crime have repeatedly and inexplicably been altered
àà Most serious incident reporting and other defects in the Juristat report deny
us vital information about how much crime is committed by those who have
already had contact with the system including those on probation, bail or
conditional release, information vital to assessing existing rehabilitation and
of Reported Child
Abuse and Neglect
40% of investigated families were
female-parent families (discussed in
chapter 7 of the CIS Final Report).
30% of physical abuse victims
were living in lone female-parent
families (see Table 7-1).
42% of cases of substantiated
neglect involved lone female-parent
Date: Tue Feb 27, 2001 4:12am
Subject: Sen. Cools Electrifies Howard University
Canadian Senator Anne C. Cools Speaks at Howard University
on "Domestic Violence, Fatherhood, Families, and Politics"
Senator Cools. "I receive thousands of letters as burdened and anguished Canadian families appeal for help, all questioning how the governments of their beloved country could allow such injustice," she reported.
You've heard daycare is the solution for single parent families
December 25, 2008
Canada's dismal child care KAREN FAITH
December 13, 2008
The evidence of the economic and social benefits of providing regulated early-childhood care has been available to us for some time.
Why is it that a country like ours that leads by example in terms of universal health care lags so egregiously behind in the area of a national daycare strategy?
Study Links Child Aggression to Time in Day Care
SALT LAKE CITY, August 21, 2003
The aggression study is by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and found 17% of daycare children more aggressive, disobedient and more engaged in conflict, regardless of family background, quality or type of care and temperament.
Preschool Damages Children’s Social Skills and Emotional Development
By Terry Vanderheyden
November 10, 2005
BERKELEY, California, November 10, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Preschool has a negative effect on a child’s social and emotional development, according to a study of 14,000 US preschool children.
What Can We Learn from Quebec’s Universal
By Michael Baker, Jonathan Gruber and Kevin Milligan
February 1, 2006
Several measures we looked at suggest that children were worse off in the
years following the introduction of the universal childcare program. We studied a
wide range of measures of child well-being, from anxiety and hyperactivity to
social and motor skills. For almost every measure, we find that the increased use
of childcare was associated with a decrease in their well-being relative to other
Furthermore, we find that several important measures of well-being show
parents to be worse off. The survey data showed that mothers of the children in
daycare were more depressed, as indicated by the significant rise in their
depression scores relative to the average.
Study Shows Canada’s Universal Daycare Plan Has "Strikingly Negative" Consequences
TORONTO, February 2, 2006
In summary, the findings revealed that children in daycare were 17 times more hostile than children raised at home, and almost three times more anxious.
Largest US Child Study Finds Early Child Care Linked to Aggression and Disobedience
Results proved true regardless of quality of center-based care they received
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2007
Teachers reported more frequent problem behaviours such as: child demands a lot of attention; argues a lot; bragging and boasting; cruelty, bullying or meanness to others; destroys things belonging to others; disobedient at school; gets into many fights; lying or cheating; screams a lot.
UNICEF: Daycare is "A high-stakes gamble with today's children and tomorrow's world"
By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
December 16, 2008
A study released in 2006 of universal daycare as currently offered in Quebec revealed that children in daycare were 17 times more hostile than children raised at home, and almost three times more anxious.
Preschool Damages Children’s Social Skills and Emotional Development
EXhibits of note
There are volumes of studies and report of the same vein, all public access.
Published: Sunday, December 16, 2007
According to the latest B.C. Progress Board report, British Columbia has the worst combined personal and property crime rate of all provinces.
Incidents of mischief went up 39 per cent from 2007 to 2008.
The U.S. rate of 324 aggravated assaults for every 100,000 population was more than double the Canadian rate of 143. However, the U.S. rate has been falling since 1994, culminating with a 3% decline in 2000. In contrast, the Canadian rate has remained relatively stable since 1994, but was up 7% in 2000
Magazine compares Vancouver’s drug violence to Colombia
Canwest News Service
May 30, 2009 4:01 PM
It’s not the first recent example of bad European press for Vancouver. Last month, The Independent, a British newspaper, described Vancouver as a "blood-splattered" city.
Type of attack
On average between 1993 and 2004, for nonfatal intimate partner violence --
female victims were more likely than were their male counterparts to be grabbed, held, or tripped.
Average annual percent of attacks, by type, in nonfatal intimate partner violent crime, 1993-2004
|Percent of victims of nonfatal intimate partner violence who were attacked|
|Type of attack||Female||Male|
|Attacked with firearm||0.7||0.3|
|Attacked with knife||2.0||7.0|
|Hit by thrown object||3.0||8.2|
|Attacked with other weapon||0.7||1.4|
|Hit, slapped, knocked down||63.8||67.0|
|Grabbed, held, tripped||52.8||27.3|
Study, F Violence
According to local researchers Headey, Scott & de Vaus
(1999) one important
limitation of sample surveys is that they "suffer from
having just sampled
women (see e.g. Australiab Bureau of Statistics 1996),
even though two
national studies in the United states a decade ago
showed no significant
difference between physical assault rates experienced
by male and female
partners" (citing Gelles & Straus 1988, Straus &
University of New Hampshire researcher Straus (1993)
reflecting on U.S.
studies concludes that "research on who hit first does
not support that
assaults by wives are primarily acts of self defence
Some Local Research Results
(Heady et al (1999)
(1) "Men were just as likely to report being
physically assaulted by their
partners as women. Further, men and women were equally
about likely to
admit being violent themselves."
(2) "Men and women report experiencing the same level
of pain and need for
medical attention resulting from domestic violence."
(3) "Violence runs in couples. In over 50% of
partnerships in which
violence occurred both partners struck each other."
(4) "Moreover, the vast majority of those who are
violent did not have
Headey & colleagues (1999) say, "The first two results
ran counter to
conventional wisdom...Some degree of
confirmation...derives from the fact
that men's and women's reports on rates of domestic
violence more or less
agree. If women are to be believed (as they have been
investigators) then so are the men. Further the
results relating to women
being as violent as men are in line with some recent
Murder Suicides Are Biological Fathers More Deadly?
The article "When Dads Get Deadly" (Australian, 17
September 2003) provides
chilling statistics on filicide that challenge
Referring to the recent Sydney murder/suicide tragedy
"despite the disproportionate amount of publicity
these crimes attract when
they occur, murder-suicides committed by a father are
among the rarest forms
of child homicide. Australian Institute of Criminology
statistics show there
were 270 child homicide incidents in Australia from
July 1989 to June 1999,
involving 287 identified offenders and resulting in
the deaths of 316
children under 15….
When children [younger than 15] are killed in
Australia, they are most
likely to be killed by a family member (66.9 per
cent), primarily a parent
(94.2 per cent)," Australian Institute Of Criminology
(AIC) research analyst
Jenny Mouzos says in her report 'Homicidal
Although fathers are responsible for most cases of
filicide (the murder of
children by their parents) in Australia, these numbers
are inflated by the
number of non-biological fathers who kill children.
When Mouzos crunched figures on the distribution of
parents who killed
children by gender and biological ties, she found
biological mothers posed a
more lethal risk to their own.
Biological mothers account for about 35 per cent of
all filicides (about the
same proportion as stepfathers and de factos), while
account for 29 per cent."
International Research Summary
A recent book by N Z academic Fletcher (2002) sums up
the evidence from more
than 70 studies involving 60,000 people in the U S,
Canada, New Zealand,
Britain, Korea and Israel:
"The rate of violent acts (both minor and major)
reported by men and women
in intimate relationships, are roughly equivalent,
however there is a slight
tendency for both men and women to report that women
are more likely to be
the initiators of violence."
Family violence by wives has not been an object of
public concern. There
has been no publicity, and no funds have been invested
in ameliorating this
problem because it has not been defined as a genuine
Joint Parenting Association
Heady B, Scott D & de Vaus D. Domestic Violence In
Australia: Are Women And
Men Equally Violent? Australian Social Monitor Vol 2
No 3, July 1999. pp
57-61 at 58
Australian Bureau Of Statistics. 1996. Women’s Safety
Australian Bureau Of Statistics (This study
commissioned by the Office Of
The Status Of Women and conducted by the ABS that
found 2.2% of women
reported being assaulted by their male partner in the
Gelles R & Straus M 1988. Intimate Violence: The
Causes And Consequences Of
Abuse In The American Family. New York: Simon &
Strau M & Gelles R (eds) 1990. Physical Violence In
American Families: Risk
Factors And Adaptations To Violence in 8145 Families,
New Brunswick, NJ:
Straus M (1993) Physical Assaults By Wives, A Major
Social Problem. In R
Gelles & D Loscke (eds), Current Controversies In
Family Violence. Newbury
Park: Sage Publications.
Christine Jackman. "When Dads Get Deadly" Australian,
17 September 2003
Fletcher G. Intimate Relationships. Blackwell (2002)
Sexual abuse by women of children and teens is a subject most parents and caregivers are not familiar with. Female sexual predators go unreported because of a lack of awareness by the public.
The best research available to us states that about 75% of sexual predators are male and 25% are female.
86% of the victims of female sexual predators aren't believed so the crimes go unreported and don't get prosecuted.
Media makes light of sexual assault on 8-year-old boy
Some in the mainline media saw no need to report the story of the sexual abuse of such a young boy in the same way that they would have reported alleged sexual assaults by a 29-year-old man on an 8-year-old girl. The most egregious was the New York Post. The Post’s headline read, "CRADLE ROBBER - GAL WHO SEDUCED BOY, 8". There is no doubt that the newspaper would not have described an alleged male who assaulted a young girl as a "cradle robber"; nor would they have used an equivalent of the word "gal" to describe him. And there is an equally unlikely chance that the act of getting the child to have sex with him would be referred to as "seduction". The New York Post obviously thinks that a sexual assault committed by an attractive blonde woman in her 20s upon a very young boy is cute.
An estimated 7% of women and 6% of men in a current or previous spousal relationship encountered spousal violence during the five years up to and including 2004
"""***note*** The following occurred during the highest mother sole custody rate in history. The effect of sole custody did not influence the rate. You can draw the conclusion sole custody has no effect therefore of no value in preventing violence by either partner. vox"""