What I write below has little if anything to do with crime scene cleanup. I write it for the sake of personal clarification and the interest anyone reading this far. I try to clarify the suicide act so that I can understand it better, not that I really will understand it.
A suicide cleanup narrative written in English by a native English speaker must confess to a narrow perspective. What I write here cannot begin to unravel suicide issues in Japan, other than calling death in combat for the motherland "altruism."
To begin, suicide by Asians, to generalize, usually occurs by hanging. Poverty, shame, guilt, and loneliness (alienation) should fulfill the more obvious motivators.
Hanging also qualifies as the preferred method of suicide in European countries among white males. In fact, white males worldwide commit suicide at a much higher rate than any other demographic group. I should add that third world countries do not have the tracking means or methods that the industrialized nations share. I'm generalizing of course.
Emile Durkheim's seminal work, "Suicide," brought empiricism to new heights in the industrialized nations. To expect colonialists in third world nations to measure suicide among natives misses the entire point of colonialism, resource accumulation for the greater glory of God as the "white man's burden." To this day many African countries have problems feeding their populations, let alone counting those who die by suicide. We might suppose the number of suicides among the starving and disease-ridden to reach horrific numbers.
I'm reminded of my sociology and psychology professors warning against generalizing our social sciences to the third world. Even more ludicrous, the application of "humanist psychology" models to the third world makes about as much sense as sending Christmas trees to a starving nation.
So what I write about here belongs to the United States, its various demographic, ethnic, social, and cultural groups.
When we speak of "preventing suicide" in the US, we need to clarify the big question: Should I ask him/her if she/he is thinking about suicide?
We might phrase it, "What's on your mind?". "You've been noticeably different and I hear you saying things that worry me." Whatever it takes to get this issue out in the open, do it. If the subject does indeed contemplate suicide, nobody will stop them once their goal has become part of their big plan.
Still, we never know when intervention will change their plans. The truth about suicide is that counseling seldom works as well as environmental changes. To change behavior and attitude, change environment.
Look at these venerable seven risk factors for suicide in alcoholics (Murphy' 1992 research, quoted in COMPREHENSIVE TEXTBOOK OF SUICIDOLOOGY, Ronald W. Maris, Alan L. Berfman, Morton M. Silverman, page 370)
At risk alcoholics drink heavily (a form of suicide itself), may have a major depressive disorder, little or no social support (one of seven types of alienation), unemployment (definitely a strong motivator in a strong work ethic person), living alone (elderly), suicidal thoughts or communication, and serious medical illness.
So many of these indicators point to older white men that we should expect their numbers to reflect the highest incidence of suicide, and they do. We would expect loneliness, hopelessness, and poor health as motivators for suicide in this population. Alcohol and drug abuse play a lesser role, although depression may operate as a motivator.
What I find important in Murphy's study stands out pointedly. Murphy's research showed that underlying psychiatric disorders coincided with alcoholic suicides. I would expect psychiatric disorders to operate as suicide motivators in younger, demographic populations than older suicide victims.
In two different studies of alcoholic suicides using his risk factors, Murphy came up with 69% and 76% positives when the dust settled. These figures show significance for anyone involved in the study of suicide and alcoholism. Remove the depressive disorder and the self-medicating may come under control with fewer alcohol and drug related suicides.
It happens that the alcohol and other substance abusers self-medicate to place a handle on their depressive disorder. From society's perspective, these alcoholics are "drunks," not sick. When these alcoholics live a "depressive lifestyle" we find a strong trigger for their alcohol and drug abuse, and suicide for some.
In other places I write about white males, The Six Gun Mystique, and suicide. From the perspective of non-whites, white male suicide must seem perverse. G.K. Chesterson attacked suicide as the sin of sins because the "man who kills himself kills all." Suicide wipes out the world and in so doing insults all of life's beauty. Chesterson notes that at least the thief lives satisifed with diamonds, complimenting the diamonds and their source. The suicide victim exits the world insulting it and everything else.
Don't date or marry an abusive person.
Why abusive behavior? Failure to control outcomes may lead to abusive behavior.
Abusive behavior reflects frustration externalized to others as an expression of rage.
The failure to control outcomes finds others as the cause and then target of externalized frustration and rage. "Every time you do that you make me mad!" means frustrated actors punish others to displace their own failure to control outcomes. In short, frustration experienced through negative outcomes becomes externalized rage as abusive behavior.
Imagine the desperation experienced by toddlers as they fail to please their parents, their care-givers. A generalized feeling of dread envelopes their their attitude toward new experiences and ideas. Parents with poor parenting skills soon destroy the toddler's quest for self-actualization, learning to learn, and an assertive, non-aggressive place in the world.
In the United States schools routinely promote "failing" students. As a consequence failing behavior becomes a rewarding behavior in an ironic twist. Failing behavior becomes a means of controlling outcomes. "Why try?" becomes an attitude toward learning new behavior and ideas because there's no risk of frustration and chastisement.
Looking back to hunting-and-gathering societies, life may have had more external dangers and little material wealth, but controlling an individual's outcomes for thought and practice remained within the reach of most actors. Simple technology and simple customs allowed most actors to control the outcomes of their thoughts and practice. Most people would find plenty to reward their efforts without frustration. Rage and frustration existed, and we must imagine some sense of control over outcomes existed. Where such control failed, sympathetic magic would arise.
Time and conditions change. In hunting-and-gathering societies outcome control remained in reach, but behaviors similar to today's stealing, lying, cheating, and abusive behavior existed. At the forefront of their emergence, these conscious behaviors probably began through deception. Women and children learned to hide surplus food from dominant males, deceivng their patriarchal leadership for simple survival. If the reader prefers, Adam and Eve deceived one another and begot Cain, the masterful agrarian deceiver of his parents and herding brother, the first homicide victim.
Crime Scene Cleanup
Usa a dictionary for defining words.
Crony writing lesson for students
I recommend this writing exercise for students interested in knowing how to edit their own work. Copy this exercise and keep it. You will want to share it with others.
I color coded this writing exercise for transitions, parallelism, and active sentences. It will serve as a model paragraph for future reference. I recommend that you take it seriously for writing and you will be glad that you have done so.
Active words (yellow) - Transition Words between paragraphs (red) - Parallelism (green - parallelism means running together, like train tracks) - Active and Transitions - - Some words serve two or more jobs in sentences and paragraphs. These have two colors.
Cleaning Professionals Against Cronyism (CPAC) seeks to end cronyism between local governments and crime scene cleanup companies. CPAC shares this information for the benefit of independent crime scene cleanup companies and the general public's awareness. Read on to learn more about your future without us.
You know now why you must join with us or ignore us. Join us and belong to the solution. Ignore us and your silence equals complicity with cronyism.
Do you have the crony option? Some of your competitors receive the crony option. As a result these crony companies receive the more lucrative jobs from county employee referrals. As a result, the public gets ripped-off.
Unlike your crony competitors, you have competition and must work hard for referrals. You do not bid on high paying jobs. You have few if any opportunities to bid on high paying jobs. If you receive crime scene cleanup jobs, you drive far. You clean apartment death scenes and other free enterprise death scenes, each one a single death scene, usually. You receive hundreds of dollars in return, or a small fraction of what your crony crime scene cleanup competitors receive. Your local government ignores your pleas for equity.
Unlike you, your crony competitors do not compete for high paying jobs. These they receive from crony government employees. Your crony competitors work nearby home. Your crony competitors' rip-off their grieving clients (tax payers) for tens-of-thousands of dollars. Your local government looks the other way while some of its employees receive kickbacks.
Your clients receive service from a competitive company that owes its life to its clients. You will clean your best while knowing your next job may not come for a long time.
Your crony competitors belong to a quasi-monopoly and have no fear of losing jobs for poor cleaning. Their business receives guaranteed jobs from their local government. Your local government and their local government prefers silence for the sake of public ignorance.
You belong to a meritocracy. You earn your place in the crime scene cleanup business and pay local taxes. Your crony crime scene cleanup competitors receive local government referrals, welfare. They pay local taxes with money ripped off from grieving tax payers. They belong to the aristocracy. They need cronyism.
Now you know who needs cronyism and who needs CPAC. Do you need CPAC? The public does.
Crime Scene Cleanup Model Paragraph
Bloody Marry - How do I know what to write about?
Most students know how to write a crime scene cleanup paragraph in their beginning 4th grade class. Some do not. Some students do not begin writing crime scene cleanup paragraphs until after their college years.
What this crime scene cleanup paragraph does.
Students of crime scene cleanup need to write clear paragraphs with a beginning, middle, and ending. If this sounds familiar, like writing crime scene cleanup stories, it should. Both stories and paragraphs usually have a beginning, middle and ending.
Crime scene cleanup paragraphs build the crime scene cleanup story. Some students learn to think of their paragraphs in terms of length. Their public school teachers said, “A paragraph in this classroom has five sentences.” This instruction made sense for then, but times change. A crime scene cleanup paragraph sticks its words together. This means a paragraph's words belong to one another and nothing else.
Bloody Marry Cutting Tool
The bloody marry cutting tool serves the crime scene cleanup technician very well. With its sleek design, red finish, and easily changed blade design, the bloody marry catches the fancy of many young crime scene cleanup technicians. Other cutting tools for crime scene cleanup technicians exist, but none match the bloody marry for its affordability and utility. Before leaving for a crime scene cleanup job, the diligent crime scene cleanup technician ensures their supplies include at least three bloody marries and plenty of new blades.
We see from the above paragraph that its words stick together. This paragraph's subject, the bloody marry, zeros in on the bloody marry while using the words crime scene cleanup, cutting tools, blades, and more. These words serve the bloody marry idea by expanding on it. Note the use of yellow coding. This code shows connecting words between sentences.
How do I know what to write about?
I used the bloody marry example because the bloody marry cuts so well and remains easily found at the Home Depot for a good price. I recommend buying 1,000 blades, which cost less than $15 a package.
Your choice of paragraph subjects comes from real world experience and reading. Reading remains the key for learning new ideas to write about.
Read this paragraph about cutting safety and the bloody marry. Note the connecting words between sentences.
Following cleaning for toodlers, the crime scene cleanup technician's safey follows in importance. By thoroughly scrubbing and rinsing repeatedly, highlighting areas before and after cleaning with hydrogen peroxide, the crime scene cleanup technician shows her affirmative attitude. The apparent significance of the crime scene cleanup technican's safety proceeds all actions, and the toddlers' hygienic safety comes first.
The toddler paragraph connects the hygienic safety for toddlers and safety. Note the yellow code words connect sentences for sentence sense. By making sure each sentence connects to those around it, the writer avoids aimless confusion. More importantly, by connecting sentences with these connecting words, the writer finds a way to create the following sentences.
Writing fluency with a nack for sentence building leads to coherent, focused paragraphs.
Crime Scene Cleanup sentences for students.
An apprehensive dread follows poor crime scene cleanup work.
A lingering death order proves poor cleaning, but the death odor may have permiated fabrics, papers, walls, carpets and carpet padding.
Asserted cleaning, an awakened curiosity, and decontaminating as cleaning continues destroys baseless assumptions about crime scene cleanup's risks.
The appropriate designation of personal protective equipment (PPE), rather than arbitrarily imposed rules, avoids annoying complications for the professional cleaner.
Belittling concerns for crime scene cleanup methods and hazards leads to astounding mistakes.