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Monday, April 30, 2012


Bill Fleming


Donald Pay

There is a difference between risk assessment and profiling. What you've have described above is risk assessment, not profiling.

In risk assessment you have already identified the threatened party and the person and/or activity that presents the threat. So the parties are known, and you apply statistical data to predict risk of various outcomes. Profiling is different. You have a statistical understanding of a threat, a less than statistical understanding of the threatened party and very litte, if any information about the person responsible for the threat.


"For men, however, domestic homicides have declined from about 1,600 to 600. In other words, all the increased protections for women, the infrastructure of shelters and hotlines, had done a better job of protecting abusers rather than their victims…"

Seriously? Men killed by women don't even get a pretense of a chance at being victims of spousal abuse? I tend to think being killed is pretty abusive.

Ken Blanchard

Donald: Good comment; however, "risk assessment" is what you call it when you like it. "Profiling" is what you call it when you don't like it. When you are trying to figure out which person in a long line waiting to board an airplane might be carrying a bomb, it's probably not the blue haired lady. When you are trying to figure out who is trying to smuggle in a bag of weapons grade anthrax, it doesn't much matter that you don't know which city they intend to target.


Hi Cherie!I am truly sorry for your loss. I cannot iigmane the pain and loss you must be feeling. But, know that she is watching over you as your business is flourishing and expanding to new heights! She would be so happy and proud!Unfortunately, I have also experienced loss of loved ones. Long story short, I lost both of my parents to drug addictions at an early age. Shouldering responsibility that no child should ever have, I pushed on, caring for my younger sibling and fought till I made a life for us that was the complete opposite of our childhood. No more witnessing drug deals, fights, police raids or overdoses in our home-no more tears, fear, hunger or being left alone for days at a time. Today is filled with love, hope, positivity, hard work and so much gratitude that we broke the cycle and have become productive members of society! With this gratefulness, we greet each day differently than others, because we've seen the ugly, sad side of life. I have recently begun a new journey to start my own business and have been blessed with the most amazing people. I know my parents would be so very proud of us! As an adult and a parent, I look back feel sorry for the affliction they carried, and know if they could've been better parents- they would've. I am grateful to them -our childhood taught us to be fighters- To be strong, independent, honest and work hard for what we want in life. We have all experienced different set backs, but it is all part of a bigger plan.Thank you for this post!Bridgett

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