[quote="siamesecat, post:9, topic:176629"]
I see a lot of this sentiment regarding this case -- people seem to think the world got way more dangerous, and it's due to a lax legal system etc. I really don't think that's true. Unfortunately, I just think we hear about these things more nowawdays with 24/7 news and the internet.
A while ago, a black child disappearing from a trailer park probably wouldn't have gotten nearly as much attention as it does today - those cases were probably largely ignored.
Little girls probably used to disappear all the time, but without Amber Alerts and sex offender registries, no one ever knew that they had been kidnapped, or what had happened to them. Plus, people did not encourage talk of abuse and were way more trusting of people because there was no Nancy Grace then. That' how the priest scandal happened - people couldn't imagine that would happen, and kids weren't taught about what to do if they were abused like today. Many people were probably abused back then, and with no internet, less DSS involvement, etc., it was way easier to hide than today.
I really don't buy into the idea that violent/disturbing crimes have suddenly run rampant - I just think it's way easier to expose them on the news or internet and our legal system has actually strengthened so much that a bigger deal is made out of sex crimes etc.
i disagree. a lot of crimes are done today because of drugs or drug money and i believe that there are more drug addicts now and more violent criminals than there were 30 or 40 years ago. we have the internet now where people are able to look at graphic pictures that feed their sexual addictions. the games young people and adults play on their computers have warnings and are very graphic. the world today is by far different than it was 30 or 40 years ago. i don't think that there were this many crimes against children 30 years ago. i am not saying there were none, but i would say that the crimes against women and children is growing.