Comments: Reading and the Children

The trekkie thing is ... hmm. Wonder if there's a connection between the tech-heavy research methods they use and the criminals they find: less computer-oriented detective work might net fewer geeks? I'm so hoping there's a selection bias in there somewhere.....

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at April 28, 2005 03:48 AM

It struck me as odd, yes. I can see how computer searching would sort for "computer-savvy" predators, and that's the specific target of this group.

On the other hand, the Trekkie bunch are hardly the only, or more numerous, bunch of geeks on-line. Which makes it very odd that so many captured predators have been Trekkies.

I don't know what it means, if anything, but it's an odd fact to ponder.

Posted by Anne at April 28, 2005 01:32 PM