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  • Cleveland Facebook killing suspect likely sought ‘attention’: Criminologists

    NBC News - 04/17/2017

    The seemingly irrational decision to broadcast footage of himself committing a heinous crime lines up with a familiar psychological profile, said James Alan Fox, a well-known criminologist who teaches at Northeastern University and has consulted on major murder investigations.

    “There are offenders who feel proud of their crimes, their conquests — and oftentimes they’re people who feel somewhat insignificant,” Fox said. Advertising their crimes makes them “feel powerful.”

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