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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Homicide 101 with Professor Murder

I asked this question on my Facebook page today and I am sharing it with those of you in the blogging world to comment on as well:

In the case below, this guy killed both parents and his sister 46 years ago, was judged not guilty by reason of insanity and spent 6 years in a mental hospital. He later became a psychology professor at a university. When you've committed a crime such as murdering your entire family, how long before people need to forget it and move on (so to speak)? And, how exactly should you be allowed to rebuild your life? Is it OK for you to be a professor, lawyer, therapist, doctor, etc. when you've committed this kind of crime? If not, why not? And what is the threshold in terms of crime where we say "no, you cannot be a doctor, etc.?" In other words, what crimes make it OK to be in certain professions and what crimes do not?

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