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foolness commented on the word Disorganized Crime
In a “disorganized” crime, the victim isn’t chosen logically. She’s seemingly picked at random and “blitz-attacked,” not stalked and coerced. The killer might grab a steak knife from the kitchen and leave the knife behind. The crime is so sloppily executed that the victim often has a chance to fight back. “Moreover, the disorganized killer has no idea or interest in the personality of the victim”Ressler writes in “Whoever Fights Monsters.” “He does not want to know who they are, and many times take steps to obliterate their personalities by quickly knocking them unconscious or covering their faces or otherwise disfiguring them.”
January 3, 2010
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