Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Remember the Victims, Don't Focus on Glorifying the Victimizers

The press focuses too much attention on criminals and people accused of crime. All too often, the victims are forgotten. Headlines and news reporting of crime should focus attention on the victims and the crime rather than the criminals and alleged perpetrators.

If we focused less on making public figures of criminals, those who seek fame through criminal acts would be deterred. Even if there would be minimal deterrence, it makes more sense to remember the victims or, when victim’s identities wish to be kept private, to remember the wrong that was done. Victims deserve the attention more than the criminals.


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