Understanding Bloody Sunday: Is it time to teach CAIN?

The debates around the forthcoming publication of the Saville findings raise an old complaint: that focusing on individual incidents in the Troubles distorts our overall understanding of what happened. Is it time we all got a bit more statistically literate – what about making the study of the CAIN stats compulsory in schools? Debates about the Troubles – and many historical accounts of the period – are notable for a surprising absence of reference to records of what did actually … Read more