BAD SCHOLARSHIP, WEIRD BELIEFS AND STRANGELY UNEXPLORED AREAS OF RESEARCH

Identifying strangely neglected areas of research, understanding why orthodox research scholarship and 'knowledge' becomes lopsided, revealing and understanding the reasons for the creation, dissemination and widespread belief in academic and policy oriented research frauds, lies, deceptions, hoaxes, fallacies, myths, braced myths, errors and irrational policymaking.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Not THE cause: Understand necessary and sufficient conditions

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Monday, 22 May 2017

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Can you have a good quack?

Friday, 14 April 2017

Chemistry Envy Criminology

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

VAM Infects Donald Trump

Desspite research, there is currently not a shred of scientific evidence for any causal relationship between infant vaccinations and autism. Any notion that such a thing might exist originated in an article in the Lancet in 1998. That article, written by Andrew Wakefield and several colleagues, was later retracted for science fraud. Here..

Robert De Niro who has a son with autism once went on TV to lobby for more research into the possible causal effects of vaccinations on autism. Clearly, the Wakefield article set an insidious meme lose in the world: the 'Vaccine Autism Meme' (VAM). De Niro caught it. His mind was contaminated with it. Perhaps it still is. You can go straight to the TV interview HERE.

Today, the brain of the President of the United States of America is proven to be infected with VAM. The hard evidence is provided by way of his own Tweets. The evidence has been safely archived and cited for posterity at my blog site: "The Veracity Institute" HERE.

Back in the UK, where this whole thing started, I have been commissioned by the Editor of the highly respected and influential HealthWatch Magazine to write a brief article on the subject of what we know and don't know about the impact of politicians personally broadcasting information on health issues - including vaccination coverage in the USA and elsewhere in the world. The article is to be co-authored with Professor Matt Henn - an expert on politics, and Linda Gibson, an expert on public health. We propose in our forthcoming article that a research project should be commissioned to look in greater depth at this one particular issue.

HealthWatch first came to hear of my research into science myths via earlier work published in the Internet Journal of Criminology and  on Best Thinking. If you use Google as your browser, an article they commissioned me t write on the Spinach myth can be read HERE.

When our VAM article is published I will write a blog - with a link to it.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Lateral Thinking - Can You do it? Or are you stuck like a jack in the box?


Why is this an important thing to know about and know how to deal with? Find out here

"Making the Complex Simple": Journalista PR Agency Founder, Owner and Managing Director Holly Sutton

The Market Reduction Approach to Stolen Goods: The Actual Facts are Important

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TO AVOID THE CREATION OF NEW FALLACIES AND MYTHS, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR SCHOLARS TO BE CAREFUL, BE PRECISE AND TO GET THE FACTS RIGHT AND TO BE EVEN-HANDED WHEN DISSEMINATING COMMENTS AND REVIEWS ABOUT THE  ORIGINAL ACADEMIC WORK AND ORIGINAL CONCEPTIONS OF OTHERS AND ANY EVALUATIONS OF IT.

My Oxford University Press Bibliography on Fencing and Stolen Goods is in-press and will be published very shortly in 2017. 

Meanwhile, here is a list of just a small sample of my theoretical and evidence-led work that has been published on the Market Reduction Approach the theft.

1.  British Journal of Criminology: SUPPLY BY THEFT: Does the Market for Second-hand Goods Play a Role in Keeping Crime Figures High? Click Here

2. Home Office Research Study: Handling Stolen Goods and Theft: A Market Reduction Approach: Click Here - based on questions I designed and analysed for the nationally representative  British Crime Survey and in-depth semi-structured qualitative interviews with known prolific thieves, consumers and various types of fence.

3. Home Office Policing and Reducing Crime Unit Report: Tackling Theft With the Market Reduction Approach: Click Here - Based in large part on knowledge gained from then on-going evaluation of implementation of MRA Operation Radium in Kent

4. Problem oriented Policing US Department of Justice COPS Office Guide to Talking Stolen Goods Markets: Click Here - Overview of publications and reports on many initiatives to tackle theft by tackling stolen goods market in UK and USA.

5, HANDLING STOLEN GOODS: FINDINGS FROM THE 2003 OFFENDING CRIME
AND JUSTICE SURVEY Mike Sutton, Sarah Hodgkinson and Mike Levi  Click Here

6.  How Prolific Thieves Sell Stolen Goods Click Here



Read my IJC blog post on exactly why veracity is important for sound scholarship and how to deal with those who can't seem to understand why. HERE

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Truth Branched From a Common Ancestor of Darwin's and Wallace's Lies

Veracity is just as important in criminology as it is in other academic and policy oriented areas

I explain why in a very well cited article. First read about why I wrote it here