VANCOUVER EASTSIDE MISSING WOMEN
ĎIf they'd heeded alarm, they'd have saved lives'
TALKING POINT: Tracking down violent criminals
Wednesday, March 20, 2002
After following the story of former Vancouver police officer Kim Rossmo in the papers, I have come up with this conclusion -- if senior police officials had paid attention to the alarm bells he was ringing, many more lives could possibly have been saved.
The geographic profiling program that Rossmo has designed is being used by police forces in other countries, apparently with great success.
Now I'd like to ring a few alarm bells.
How many times have you read about some estranged husband or wife with visiting rights who then murders the child?
It seems to me these individuals think the only way to bring vengeance on a wife or husband who has left or divorced them is to murder the children.
If the federal government were to adopt this profiling program of Rossmo's Canada wide, I believe many lives would be spared.
I also believe that before a divorce-court judge decides to grant visiting privileges, a complete series of psychological tests should be taken by the parent applying for visiting rights.
Only upon the recommendation of a qualified psychologist should permission be granted.
Can you imagine how many young children's lives could be saved over the years if this policy was set in motion?
If our government wants to raise my taxes to institute such a program, I say go for it.
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Updated: August 21, 2016