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  • The hunt for Christopher Dorner: Do reward offers help or hinder?

    The Christian Science Monitor - 02/12/2013

    With the hunt for Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three killings, in its second week, local officials have offered $1 million for information that could lead to his capture.

    As of Tuesday morning, more than 1,000 tips have been received since the reward was announced Sunday afternoon, police officials said. Yet what is the likelihood that the offer of a reward will lead law enforcement officials to Mr. Dorner?
    Offering such high rewards can help, but it tends to do more harm than good, says James Alan Fox, a professor of criminology at Northeastern University in Boston.

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