Mental Disorder and Crime (I)

Crime & Law

Many high-profile cases that have appeared on the news were committed by individuals who allegedly suffered some serious mental disorder. In 2007, for example, Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people on the Virginia Tech university campus before taking his own life. He was previously ordered by a judge to seek outpatient care after making suicidal remarks to his roommates (CNN, 2016). Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man who fathered seven children with his own daughter while keeping her captive in the basement of the family house for 24 years, suffered from a severe personality disorder according to a psychiatric evaluation (The Telegraph, 2008). In 2012, James E. Holmes opened fire on hundreds of unsuspecting moviegoers at the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. Dressed in body armour, he unleashed tear gas and killed 12 people and wounded 70 other. His defence attorney claimed that Holmes suffered…

Voir l’article original 2 522 mots de plus

Laisser un commentaire

Choisissez une méthode de connexion pour poster votre commentaire:


Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Déconnexion /  Changer )

Image Twitter

Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Twitter. Déconnexion /  Changer )

Photo Facebook

Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Facebook. Déconnexion /  Changer )

Connexion à %s

Ce site utilise Akismet pour réduire les indésirables. En savoir plus sur la façon dont les données de vos commentaires sont traitées.