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James Treadwell Mar 18
Right, time for this. I think I have probably been in VASTLY more lengthy interviews with murderers than most criminologists. I can name names, but don't. Many would mean nothing to most people anyway. But this sort of narrative line, It is cheap, simplistic and horrible.
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James Treadwell Mar 18
Replying to @James_Treadwell
Homicide, rather than murder happens for an array of complex reasons, involving a diverse cast of offenders and victims. The impact is a far wider way than often recognised, and simplistic tropes of "hunting", "wickedness" and "evil" are, in my humble opinion, just utter crap.
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James Treadwell Mar 18
Replying to @James_Treadwell
Victims and offenders deserve better, as do all involved. A far bigger cast is involved. Much of the criminal justice work is mundane and frustrating and, well all a bit dull. That work doesn't end with conviction. Some of the most dull and tragic people I have met were murderers
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James Treadwell
A final thing. If you need to tell people how significant you are on the cover of your book, you probably aren't. So even if your publisher swallows the line, most criminologists and people with half a clue won't. So please, just for your sake, don't start to believe the hype.
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DannyBoy Mar 19
Replying to @James_Treadwell
Well said Jim! In many cases, those who pontificate about how great they were are often those who did little apart from see an opportunity to tread on those grafters who do the real work. It bugs me somewhat too.
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Tim Turner Mar 19
Replying to @James_Treadwell
The most yawn-inducing narrative is the - “I delve inside the criminal mind” - routine. ITV Criminology.
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