The author discusses how patterns of killing reveal information that can help mental- health professionals identify and treat potential killers before they commit crimes in the article.

The author discusses how patterns of killing reveal information that can help mental- health professionals identify and treat potential killers before they commit crimes in the article.

she author emphasizes both the difficulty while the desirability of approaching homicide as a threat to health that is public, like disease, can be treated with preventive care.

In his book, The Exploits associated with the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin, Sufi writer Idries Shad, in a parable about fate, writes about the many culprits of murder:

“What is Fate?” Nasrudin was asked by a scholar.
“an succession that is endless of events, each influencing the other.”
“That is hardly a answer that is satisfactory. I think in cause and effect.”
“Very well,” said the Mulla, “look at that.” He pointed to a procession passing in the street. Continue reading “The author discusses how patterns of killing reveal information that can help mental- health professionals identify and treat potential killers before they commit crimes in the article.”