This should be a scandal

Rodney has details on how a Corrections Department Manager e-mailed out wanting to do research into whether employment training and experience, contributes to reintegration and reducing reoffending.

Sounds fair enough. Except they had already pre-determined the outcome, saying “The report output will be highly skewed as we are looking for our top inmate performers”.

Now why would he want only the sucessful ones, rather than a random sample?

Answer is a paragraph down: “We want to use this info to help build the case for further funding for employment training.”

This really should be a major scandal. The integrity of all Corrections Department research is undermined, and it also illustrates vividly the point that some fiscal discipline on the government is actually a good thing, in stopping rorts like this.

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