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Sunday, September 03, 2006

GOV, Ceasefire in Peoria [M]

Peoria Journal Star (Sarah Okeson) has an article on CeaseFire being implemented in Peoria.

How effective is CeaseFire?

The Hawthorne Effect is the name given to the observation that one gets better results when studying a new policy not because of the new policy, but because of the scrutiny associated with studying the results.

Is CeaseFire getting results beyond those that could be attributed to the Hawthorne Effect?

And isn't CeaseFire always going to be a reactive approach to crime? CeaseFire's methods (calling demonstrations after killings) would seem to have potential for making a terrible situation better, but what are the limits? Can CeaseFire's methods make an average situation better?


  • Check out their annual report. Look at the sponsors and overseer lists. Ceasefire is a stealth jobs/welfare/ex-offender program, and a relatively small one at that. Targeted are areas in need of greater financial stimulus, strengthened political & community loyalty, and a badly needed redistribution of some purchasing power.

    Nothing wrong with that.

    By Anonymous battling the economic depression, at 11:12 PM, September 03, 2006  

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