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Ethics of NBC's Sting Show 'To Catch a Predator'

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Ethics of NBC's Sting Show 'To Catch a Predator'

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Ethics of NBC's Sting Show 'To Catch a Predator'

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The online watchdog group Perverted Justice lures sexual predators by posing as minors online and inviting them to meet up in person. And Dateline NBC's wildly popular "To Catch a Predator" series has captured audiences nationwide with a mix of fear and voyeurism.

Guests:

Douglas McCollam, attorney and contributing writer for Columbia Journalism Review

Chris Hansen, host of NBC Dateline series "To Catch a Predator"

Richard Rapaport, San Francisco-based freelance writer, author of "Dying and living in 'COPS' America" a critique of "To Catch a Predator."

Xavier von Erck, founder of pervertedjustice.com

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