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Questions for discussion in English: Crime

Crime

  • Are some parts of this city considered more dangerous than others? Which parts?
  • Are there any places you are afraid to visit because of the high crime rate? If so, where?
  • Are there problems with drugs where you live?
  • Are you apprehensive about walking outside after dark?
  • Do you always lock your house? How about your car?
  • Do you believe that public executions would deter crime? If so, how?
  • Do you drink and drive?
  • Do you know anyone who has been mugged?
  • Do you know someone who has been a victim of a violent crime?
  • Do you think abortion is a crime?
  • Do you think gun control is a good idea? Explain.
  • Do you think people who use illegal drugs should be put in jail?
  • Do you think police TV dramas are realistic?
  • Do you think policeman should be allowed to carry guns?
  • Do you think that capital punishment is a good idea? Why or why not?
  • Do you think that punishment for violent crimes should be the same for juveniles and adults? Why/why not?
  • Do you think that the death penalty would prevent crime in your country? Why or why not?
  • Do you think that the legalization of narcotics would decrease the crime rate?
  • Do you think there are any legal drugs that should be illegal?
  • Do you think there is a link between drugs and crime?
  • Do you think prostitution is a crime?
  • Do you think there will be more or less crime in the future?
  • Do you think your country is a safe place to live? Why or why not?
  • Do you walk alone at night in your home city?
  • Does prison help rehabilitate criminals? Should it?
  • Have you ever been the victim of a crime? How about others in your family?
  • Have you ever done anything illegal? If so, what did you do?
  • Have you ever had anything stolen?
  • Have you ever seen a crime?
    • Have you ever witnessed a crime?
  • Have you ever stolen anything?
  • How can you prevent things from being stolen?
    • How can you avoid having things stolen from you?
  • If a person steals a loaf of bread because he needs to feed his starving family, should he be punished?
  • Is child abuse a problem in your country?
  • Is drunk driving a crime where you live? If so, what is the punishment?
  • Is it ever O.K. to break the law? If so, when?
  • Is prison an effective punishment? Why or why not?
  • Is there a problem with organized crime and/or gangs where you live?
  • Is your hometown considered safe?
  • Under what situations would you think of committing a crime?
  • What are some things people can do to protect themselves from crime?
  • What are some things that are legal that you personally think should be illegal?
  • What crimes do you think will decrease in the future?
  • What crimes do you think will increase in the future?
  • What crimes have you heard about recently in the news?
  • What do you think is the worst crime a person could commit? Why?
  • What do you think of the death penalty?
  • What is a gang?
    • What gangs exist in this country and in your home country?
    • What are the characteristics of these gangs?
  • What is the punishment for murder in your country?
  • What is the punishment for stealing in your country?
  • What kinds of crime are most common in your country? What are the penalties for these crimes?
  • What kinds of crimes are increasing?
  • What kinds of crimes do you think can be prevented? How?
  • What makes some people become criminals? Is it poverty, upbringing, lack of education, unemployment or something else?
  • What weapons do police carry in this country? How about your home country?
  • What would you do if you heard a burglar in your house?
  • What's your opinion about the death penalty?
  • Why do you think crime is more prevalent in some societies than in others?
    • Why is there more crime in some countries?
  • Why do you think people steal things?
  • Do you think corporal punishment is necessary?
  • Who decides what is and isn't a crime?
  • Do you think that "corporate criminals" are sufficiently punished for their crimes?
  • Do you think that police dramas can teach people how serious certain actions can be?
  • Is a person born as a blank page or does he have some things predetermined like vulnerability to crime?
  • Should adultery be considered a crime?
  • Why do people commit crimes?
  • What can be done about gun/knife violence?
  • Do you think your city is a dangerous place to live in?
    • Do you see a lot of crime happening around you?
    • What kind of crime is it? Shoplifting? pickpocketing? Etc?
  • Have you ever witnessed a crime? If "yes" tell us about it.
  • Have you ever witnessed acts of vandalism?
    • What do you think is the main cause of vandalism?
    • How can we fight vandalism
    ?
  • Do you think graffiti is vandalism or art?
  • Have you ever been robbed?
    • How did it happen?
    • Did you report to the police?
    • Did they help you?
  • Do you agree that terrorism is the evil of the 21st century?
    • What are the roots of terrorism?
    • What act of terrorism terrifies you most of all?
  • Is bribery a crime?
    • What spheres are corrupted most of all in your country? Police? Education? Medicine?
    • What is the best way to fight corruption?
  • What is your attitude to the death penalty?
    • Is there a death penalty in in your country?
    • If you think it should exist, what kind of criminals should be sentenced to death?
  • Which punishment is more severe, the death penalty or life imprisonment?
  • What do you think is an adequate punishment for an adolescent who has committed a serious crime? Murder? Burglary? Car theft? Rape?
  • Is piracy a great problem in your country?
    • Do you consider piracy to be a crime?
    • Is it possible to get rid of piracy?
  • What is intellectual property?
    • Can you think of some examples of stealing intellectual property.
    • Do you think it is a serious crime?
  • What do you know about the mafia?
    • How does the mafia affect your life?
    • How does the mafia make money?
  • Have you ever noticed someone stealing in a store?
    • What were your actions?
  • If your friend has committed a serious crime, how would you act?
    • Would you report to the police or not?
  • Do you agree that everything that is not prohibited by law is allowed?
  • Is downloading music or videos a crime?
  • What's the difference between copyright infringement and theft?
  • What is the difference between crime and sin?