Vol. 2, No. 2 , 1996, Page 8

QUOTABLE: Ted Gest and Victoria Pope

"The most vexing problem is the small minority of teens who kill or maim with little moral compunction.... Many young murderers `are incapable of empathy,' says Kathleen Heide, a Florida psychotherapist and criminologist. She mentions a teen who gunned down and paralyzed a jogger who refused to hand over a gold neck chain. Asked what a preferable outcome might have been, the gunman said: `He could have given me his rope [chain]. I asked him twice.'"

Ted Gest and Victoria Pope, in
"Crime Time Bomb,"
U.S. News and World Report,
March 25, 1996

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