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sadviser July 12, 2011

Dear Editor,
We in Australia have a growing and more and more expensive problem on our hands.
Crime and violence!
Why do people turn to violence more and more as a means of solving their problems or expressing their frustrations with life?
In the sixties there was a research paper published that showed where the answer to this problem lies.
For each male to feel relaxed and in control of himself and his immediate environment so that he is not always acting in a defensive manner, he requires a minimum of two acres of land surrounding him that he can call his.
This is about a hectare.
As our cities get more and more densely populated we can expect more and more stressed males with the result that they are constantly fighting for their area of control and never achieving this goal.
More police and law enforcement is just going to make the problem worse.
This is because stress levels will rise as males also fight the system for control of their hectare and so we deteriorate.
Less violence in the less dense areas of Australia, definitely but there is still violence as males fight for control the only way they are equipped so to do.
Human means of control is like all other animals on this planet.
The meanest and toughest is boss.
The biggest and meanest bull in the herd is boss.
The biggest and meanest dog in the pack is the boss and he does not stay boss by being nice to the other dogs.
Why is there domestic violence, why do abused children not immediately respond to being treated nicely?
They all have learnt that aggression and ultimately violence ultimately allows them to rule.
The answer is that we need to teach males other ways of keeping control other than violence.
Women often need to keep control as well but the study was only about male need for control and his need for his hectare.
We are making it worse by increasing population densities so we have to decrease our number of people in our population.
Sorry no choice.
Yours sincerely,
Ken Morehouse
Wangaratta

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