Thursday, August 09, 2007

Who Says There Are No Natural Experiment Possibilities?

I wonder what the crime stats will look like from this town in the near future. Cops in Colorado City (which is apparently in AZ, which may explain a lot about the rest of this story) have sworn to uphold the law . . . and are polygamous, which means they had to choose. Went with their church. So now there aren’t any cops in the town, and unlikely to be many in the future. Where’s the intrepid criminologist who’s rushing there to run the study of the impact of police on community crime rates?

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