Conversation Questions: Crime and Justice
|Do you always lock your house? What about your car?||How have science and technology changed what crimes are committed? How about the way we solve them?|
|Do you think that men and women are punished the same for the same crimes? Why or why not? How should it be?||Should users of illegal drugs be put in jail? Why or why not? What about the people who sell them?|
|Do you think it's possible to prevent certain kinds of crimes? If so, which ones and how?||Why do you think that there have been so many school shootings at high schools in the United States?|
|What do you think are reasonable penalties for people who commit environmental crimes*?
*environmental crimes--for example, killing an endangered animal, being responsible for a major industrial accident like Chernobyl or Bhopal, polluting a river, etc.
|How much does the media cover crime in your country? Do you think that they should spend less time or more time on it?|
|Have you (or anyone you know) been the victim of a crime? What happened?||What do you think of the death penalty?|