Reward ... does this work?
I just wonder how this works.. I suppose the reward is meant as an incentive to come forward should I have any information... Now suppose I would.. and suppose I am not involved in the crime.. wouldn't I have come forward already, should I have had any information?
It's hard to believe I wouldn't be bothered phoning the police when I would have information leading to a suspect. ... like "yeah.. busy, no time... o wait... a reward.. well let's give them a call!"
Now I would understand the reward would make a difference when there is any danger involved... like a bounty hunter...
so the only other reason might be if i am involved in the crime and wanna snitch and make some money...
but suppose i am just a normal citizen.. i guess i would inform the authorities regardless there is a reward involved.
one last thing.. you also have these rewards offered by the family of a victim/missing person... do people who have information actually claim the reward.. like "yeah., sorry your mother was killed, i have some information that might lead to the killer.. could i have my 25K now?"