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.”