Dr. Stanton Samenow on Las Vegas: There is No “Out of Character” Crime

The following is by Dr. Stanton Samenow, author of the definitive work on criminal psychology, “Inside the Criminal Mind”.

I am writing this in the aftermath of the horrific and largest mass shooting in U.S. history, the killing of 59 people and injury of 527 concert goers. Like those reading this blog, I only know what I read and hear in the media. Thus I do not purport to have insights into this specific killer. What I do know is that in 47 years of evaluating and treating offenders, an “out of character” crime does not exist…

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