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Saturday, November 17, 2012
murder, criminal justice system, criminals
This summer, July, 2012 I was busy taking 3 criminology courses.
photo from http://www.kingsu.ca/academic-programs/pre-professional/criminology.html
This field is so interesting. Until I delved into it, I didn't realize how much and how many people are fascinated by criminals, especially violent ones.
The perpetrators are interesting, the process of finding them, and finding them out, is the way I started, with the detective end of it. But the process of evidence gathering, arresting, the arrest and prison system and the courts, law and trial system adds layers upon layers.
I tried to get the stories of three women in my classes, so I could tell you what happens to them, but they were hesitant to reveal their lives to me. I don't know if it was because I didn't have time to build a level of trust, or just that like most people, and more than most people (since they want to be involved in the Criminal Justice system..), I didn't get to follow through on that project. It would have been a good one. I read a book about female cops and it inspired me. Maybe some one else can write that story. How do women fare as prison guards, juvenile counselors, cops?
In the end, I decided I didn't want to write about real criminals, why immerse myself in mean and cruel personalities? No thanks.