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Why Do We Kill?: The Pathology of Murder in Baltimore

Why Do We Kill?: The Pathology of Murder in Baltimore

Product Review (submitted on January 30, 2012):
This book doesn't succeed so much in answering the title's question (and works better when it doesn't try to), but what it does do is present a lot of fascinating cop stories from Sewell's time with the Baltimore Police. In the first half of the book, each chapter is criminal case study that speaks to the issues Baltimore city residents face. For the longest time I've felt relatively safe in Baltimore. I'm not involved with the drug game, so I figured I was less likely to be in danger. Sewell's book reveals the delusion I've been under - much of the crime shown here was conducted by psychopaths - and no matter where we go, suburbs, cities, farms, there are always psychopaths - and at this point, there's very little that can be done about them.