Polity: Catch you later
Congratulations on your new position and on your work with Justin Lester Rob. Though I’ve seldom agreed with you, your installments have made for compelling and thought provoking reading. Regardless of remuneration, I sense a positive election result is incentive enough for you and I respect that. Keep up the great work!
Very best of luck with your new gig, Rob! And thank you for all your debate-engendering posts on Public Address.
another nail in the coffin
Yep we’re onto the funeral service and burial part now.
But dont let that put you off ;-)
Part of the explanation could be that lesser crimes are quicker to adjudicate for parole.
And lesser sentences are more likely to have only a one or two -shot go at parole whereas a person convicted of murder, who is given, 20 years with 10 years non-parole could have up to 10 goes in front of the parole board.
If you suppose that those with a conviction will get parolled rather than serve the full time then...
the murderer above has a 1/10 chance of getting parole on facing the judge but it takes 120 minutes to go through all his jail and conviction history, classes undertaken, previous parole hearings, victim impact report, support plan for his release, etc.
Whereas, a young, first-time thief has a 1/2 chance of getting parole on facing the judge, his parents are in the courtroom and it takes 30 minutes to go through the history and support plan.
So all the low chance, slow parole hearings resolve towards the middle/end of a period.
And if the circled 0.63 (roughly) chance is the average probability of parole, it would mean that the majority of paroles are resolved at the start of the day or period. It would mean that the parole hearings that resolve later are very different to the typical parole hearing.
I'm assuming this is American data so I wouldn't be surprised if some screwy things happen in courts and with judges...
David Hood, in reply to
I’m assuming this is American data
It is Israeli data.
I think it takes some courage to commit one's ideas on to this Public Address site.
Responses to essay contributions and comments can be very acerbic or even contemptuous.So well done, and good luck.
Best wishes for the new job, Rob. You have my support.
Labour MP Poto Williams has moved to smooth over her differences with potential Labour candidate Willie Jackson, saying she believes his apology was genuine.
Great and all but did Amy accept their apology? Or is she too far down the list? Who was it that they humiliated on air? Was it Poto Williams? Alison Mau? Or doesn’t it really matter any more? As long as someone in the party accepts an apology from someone else in the party?
Just some questions for the lads to swill over in the gentlemen's club.
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