Urban survival notes from the welfare jungle
Please note: This is a work in progress. Expect to find broken
links and missing pages, copy and paste confusion, etcetera.
Otherwise known as co-existing with the economically disadvantaged
occupying substandard housing in the inner-city. These notes are, at
times, specific to the province of Ontario. Moving forward, details
from other Canadian jurisdictions would be an invaluable resource.
And always remember your towel
The overall intention of this section has always been to
present alternate experience and perspective in the context of
our legislative framework and simple reality. Things like the
practical notes from someone who had to know what day of the
month to visit a food bank so that, hopefully, they could provide
their kids with cereal for breakfast are forthcoming...along with
a healthly look at private companies using the programs as grants
while gaming the system and treating their new hires as TFWs.
Social science, law, and societal norms
Social construction of diagnostic criteria
Quantifying means and ends
Epistemic grounds for content-independent coordination,
consent, procedural fairness, and self-governance
How can you be sure that you have a personality?
What if I have recourse to those who say, 'What now if the sky were to fall?'
Fun with fallacies
Non sequitur - deductive reasoning’s failing grade
Permitted, obligatory, forbidden
Early transcendentals: First-order predicate calculus
Modus ponendo ponens
Cop Fu - the art of creating truthfull bullshit to recount
Sovereign power and Separation of Powers post-1982
Social science wielded as a divining rod to easy excuses
Praxis: Sex, drugs, grain and taxes
I didn’t mean to, But I was..., Our policy states... -
Intent vs. Motive
Duty of care
Risk to reward ratio
Rewards and punishment: Temporary motivation
Self-control and the use of violence
Use of force
Mugger vs. Robber
Carrots, sticks, honey and vinegar
Lifestyles and routine activities
Class, Caste, Education - Trivialities and the colour of your collar
Retaliation, vengance, and vendetta
Calling the police
Case study: The welfare mothers of Windsor
Proximal and Distal effects
Ius civis: Through the looking-glass of
Postulating indeterminate loci
Differential social phenotypes: Economics
The Flynn Effect
Sex, Gender, "race", and the modern misandrist
How did we get here?
Equal rights and the corollaries
Time, sequence, and human perception
Cutting the Fucktardian Knot? Let slip the dogs of war!
Historical basis Common law
The Commonwealth of Canada
Constitution of Canada
The Justice system
Natural morality born of relative nihilism
Justice is nothing but the advantage of the stronger
Justice is obedience to laws
Justice is nothing but the advantage of another
Law Enforcement Ethics Training
Training for Stress or Pressure
Department of Justice
Ministry of the Attorney General
Planning ahead: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? -- Juvenal
Butterflies and spontaneous order
Applied social science: Manufactured fact
Correction, clarification, interpretation
Into the Heart of Darkness: A creature of statute
Temporality of an Archimedean vantage
Material referenced in these pages or suggested.
Department of Justice
Ontario Police College
Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
John Van Maanen
Scott, Michael S.
Problem-Oriented Policing: Reflections on the
First 20 Years. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice,
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2000. Harmening, W. (2010).
The criminal triad: Psychosocial
development of the criminal personality type. Springfield:
Charles C. Thomas. CMHA
Davis, S. (2006).
Community Mental Health in Canada.
Vancouver: UBC Press. Hart, C. (2013).
High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey
of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs
and Society. New York: Harper. Andrews, D.A.; Bonta, J. (2010).
The psychology of criminal
conduct, Fifth Edition. New Jersey: Matthew Bender & Company, Inc. Ceyssens, P. (2011).
Legal Aspects of Policing. Carswell. Neisser, U. (2014).
Cognitive Psychology, Classic Edition.
New York: Taylor & Francis Group. Schraube, E.; Osterkamp, U. (eds) (2013).
Psychology from the
Standpoint of the Subject: Selected Writings of Klaus Holzkamp.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan.