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Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Sun Aug 3 12:34:09 EST 2008
At 11:15 +1000 3/8/08, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>Victoria Police say the escalation in juvenile
>crimes - ranging from break and enters to drug
>offences and assaults - is being fuelled by
>children's growing exposure to sexual and violent images on the internet.
>The head of the police youth affairs office,
>Inspector Steve Soden, said too many children
>were viewing inappropriate content on the
>internet and this, coupled with boredom due to a
>lack of community services on Melbourne's
>fringes, was behind the alarming rise in youth crime.
- too many children are viewing inappropriate content on the [I]nternet,
[in particular] sexual and violent images
- the meaning of 'too many'
- the meaning of 'inappropriate'
- the meaning of 'on the Internet'
- the evidence in support of the assertion 'too many'
- the evidence in support of the assertion 'viewing inappropriate
content on the Internet'
- children's growing exposure to [it] is fuelling the escalation in
- the evidence of an escalation in juvenile crime
- the evidence of a causal relationship between the two things
- whether policemen's [or anyone else's] unsupported assertions
should be reticulated by the media without the slightest skerrick
of scepticism, challenge or balancing information
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
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Visiting Professor in Info Science & Eng Australian National University
Visiting Professor in the eCommerce Program University of Hong Kong
Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre Uni of NSW
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