"Target hardening" RE: [SCA-AE] ANNOUNCE: Background check FAQ
ladyren at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 06:21:46 EDT 2007
This is the source of my own conflicted feelings. You see, I do not
believe that it completely nullifies the point. Your typical sex
offender does not rate nearly as high in narcissism as, say, a serial
rapist who thinks he's untouchable. Knowing that there will be a
background check may deter individuals with malintent from applying
for the positions to begin with. Is it an effective deterrence
method? Not enough research has been done on this, in my own opinion.
I would say that anything is worth a try if its possible that it may
help our youth.
As I stated previously, I am not certain where my opinions fully lie
on this issue, as far as background checks. This is something that
needs serious discussion by the electing parties.
Renata the posh rot
On 4/13/07, Taranach <taranach at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is precisely what I was talking about... a background check will
> only catch someone who has already been caught and would therefore be
> *avoiding* those positions. Those who have not been caught and might be
> seeking those "positions of authority", would also not be exposed by a
> background check.
> Kind of nullifies the point, eh?
> The only truly viable solution is to interact well with your kids as has
> been repeated many times herein. There is no background check or
> regulation that can take the place of a watchful and knowledgeable parent.
O Lord, help me to be pure... but not yet. -Saint Augustine
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