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A murderous mélange

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I am making up part of a panel on Fionn Davenport’s show Culture Shock tonight, on Newstalk 106. http://newstalk.ie/newstalk/programmes/20/culture-shock.html
The topic is Mind of a murderer and it should be an interesting discussion.
Why murder? What might drive a person to such a vicious and brutal act? Do we understand it? Would there be any circumstances in which we could see ourselves performing it? Are we as a society saturated by murder? Does it have the capacity to shock any longer? Why does one murder-as in the case of Rachel O’Reilly galvanize our emotions where as the murder of John Daly does not? Why are our sympathies aroused for young Anthony Campbell, but not for Marlo Hyland (actually the last one question is an easy one, Anthony was a hard working young man doing his job when he was viciously slain. Hyland, a drug dealer and thought to be behind any number of violent acts, falls under the much abused cliché, live by the sword die by the sword).
In any event the discussion should be lively and thought provoking, so if anyone has an opportunity to catch the show, tune in at about 7 pm.
Have a lovely weekend.
Arlene Hunt.

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Arlene Hunt is the author of 7 novels. The latest, 'The Chosen', is published in paperback and ebook by Portnoy Publishing.

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