Tag: #community

The Imbalances of Violence

There’s a theory in criminology called the “Routine Activities Theory.” The theory posits that there are three factors that figure into whether or not violence happens in a particular place and time, and how much violence happens. The three factors are targets, guardians and villains (aka “motivated offenders”). I’ll explain the factors a little more in a little bit, but…

Everybody pitches in

When I was a kid, there was a person in the town where my grandparents lived who lost their business due to a fire. The whole building went up in flames, burning everything inside of it. Luckily, no one was hurt, but the owners and employees lost everything. Not only that, the town lost a source of fresh groceries. In…