- How come people are obsessed with stories about police work and law enforcement? Isn’t the crime rate actually falling?
- Is The Wire a fair depiction of the American culture of violence at its logical end? What did your field work teach you? What did the guest speakers have to say?
- David Simon says The Wire is “political.” Do you agree?
- Is West Baltimore a fair representation of underclass crime and violence elsewhere in the country. How about the Bay Area? What is your sense of the context of crime and violence as you observed it in your field work?