Psychopaths Catch a Break?
With relatively recent speculations concerning the Colorado shooter’s mental health, this recent study caught my eye. The article questions whether it is fair for criminals with mental disorders should have their sentences reduced due to their genetic conditions. I have a hard time with this question. On the one hand you look at the crime such as the shooting and you think – unforgivable, but on the other hand you feel a distant sympathy for the killer because they are “sick”, suffering from their mental disease. I think it depends on the severity of the crime as well as the severity of the mental disease.
Below is another interesting article relating the Colorado shooting with American’s psyche.