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March 17, 2007 12:26 PM Subscribe
What can I do to learn more about crime (without becoming a criminal)?
posted by Bookhouse to society & culture (16 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I write crime fiction, and am looking to seriously expand my knowledge base of cops and robbers and all that good stuff. I'm not looking for any book suggestions (I have shelves of them). Instead, I'm looking for either a part-time job or classes to take. The obvious job for me would be a reporter on the police beat, so suggestions relating to that are welcome, but I'm looking for other ideas as well. (I don't have a lot of non-writing job experience). As far as classes, I'm not as interested in theories of criminology as I am in forensics, interrogation techniques or other hands-on training.
The more concrete the suggestions, the better. I live in NYC.