'Mentors and Criminal Achievement'
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they say, doesn't pay. If
criminals are mentored, researchers have
proven, it pays better.
Morselli and Pierre Tremblay, of the
Université de Montréal, and Bill
McCarthy, of the University of California
at Davis, who studied the impact of
mentoring on criminal success recently
published their findings this paper titled
“Mentors and Criminal Achievement:
Researching Mentorship and its Impact”.
et al also cite an earlier researcher on
mentoring, who quotes one of the subjects
of his study as declaring, “Any man who
hits the big-time [in crime], somewhere or
other along the road, became associated
with a big-timer who picked him up and
educated him”. Adding, “No one ever
crashed the big rackets without education
in this line.”
The study however is not anecdotal
but adopts a rigourous methodology. When
measured along the key metrics that
signify success in this profession;
the ones who were mentored made more
money and got caught less often.
“Those who had a mentor reported almost
nine times greater earnings than
nonmentored men” write researchers.
“As for costs, mentored offenders
experienced fewer days of incapacitation
during the window period”. Download
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