Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ordinary People Who Just Snap

Clayton Cramer has a great post over at his blog entitled Ordinary People Who Just Snap, which shows that ordinary people don't just snap for the most part. After giving some statistics about the typical homicide perpetrator, Clayton concludes:

There are people without criminal or mental illness histories who do, indeed, lose their tempers, go get a gun, and murder someone. But they aren't that common. Far more typical is the person who, by the time they reach adulthood, already knows what it is liked to handcuffed by a police officer, has been convicted of at least a misdemeanor--and carries a bail bond company's business card with him.