Discuss the main methodologies of collecting crime data.
Is it really just big government attempting to make itself look good to taxpayers? How can the criminal justice system make use of the data in reducing crime, improving law enforcement performance, or assisting crime victims?
Media reporting has an impact on victims and may contribute to their victimization and suffering. Discuss the impact of the media’s crime coverage of victims, share your view if media reporting can have positive impact for victims as well as negative.