… when naming your sons.
A new study has found that boys with unpopular names are more likely commit crimes than boys with popular names.
True, the idea that a name can have lifelong implications is not new. But the idea that these study results should be used to “identify individuals at high risk of committing or recommitting crime, leading to more effective and targeted intervention programs” (so say the researchers) is completely disturbing. Isn’t that profiling? Expecting the absolute worst of someone based on an absolute intangible, something he has no control over?
I vote for strengthening families, fighting poverty and building communities instead.