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  • THE SPITZ TAKE: Minor thefts, major offense

    MetroWest Daily News - 07/28/2013

    “Even serious crime can be senseless,” said Jack Levin, co-director of Northeastern University’s Brudnick Center of Violence.

    “What does a rampage shooter get from his killing spree? He makes no money and doesn’t know his victims. Not unlike a rampage shooter, those who commit petty and useless crimes may have the same motive: revenge.

    “But not revenge against a particular individual; instead, the offender’s crime is symbolic. He feels like a pariah or an outsider and seeks to get even with his school, his community, his country, or even with all of humanity,” Levin said.