By Simon Dawson-HughesThe New York Times/CBS NewsI’m a psychiatrist and I’m in a situation where I have to work in a world where people are committing crimes every day.
People are taking lives.
They are shooting at people, they are killing their partners.
We’ve got to be able to intervene to stop that.
And so I’ve decided that, as a psychiatrist, I would do what the medical profession normally does, and I would be interested in what it’s like for the people who are experiencing those situations.
I would try to understand the emotions that they are going through.
I have a couple of colleagues who are psychologists, who are actually quite good at understanding these situations.
But what they’ve also found is that the psychological research that is available to us has failed to provide us with a clear understanding of how people think about murder.
And what I’ve found is when people are looking at these crimes as if they are, as if these murders are just happening to them, it’s not.
It’s actually quite shocking.
In this interview, I spoke to two psychologists, Dr. Charles F. Wiegand and Dr. Robert Bockting, who said they were unable to explain why people would commit murder in such a way.
I was a psychologist for many years, and it was my job to try to explain to people what murder is.
And the people I’d been speaking to were not sure what they were talking about.
And so they didn’t really know what murder was.
And what I discovered is that when people were asked to describe a murder, they were asked about it in a way that was very specific, that they were looking for a specific moment, they weren’t looking for, say, a gun.
They were looking to see if there was some specific provocation that was driving them to commit this crime.
And that’s exactly what you find when you talk to murderers.
They’re looking for the moment when the gun goes off.
And they don’t have a gun in their hand, so they are not really looking for something to cause the gun to go off.
It was a very specific moment.
So what I was trying to tell them was, this is not about, you know, the guy is going to shoot you.
This is about, like, you are about to die.
And this is very disturbing.
What you’re hearing is that murderers are thinking, “I am about to kill somebody.”
And that’s very disturbing because they’re thinking that.
They think they’re going to kill you.
So what’s going on here is that these people are not thinking, okay, I’m going to get out of here, I will kill somebody.
They’ve just thought, “Hey, I am going to make a statement.”
It’s quite frightening.
And this is what makes it so much more dangerous than, you’ve got a police officer and a criminal, and then they pull you over and you’re not charged.
And then they go and say, “Look, it was a bad thing.”
They’re not going to charge you because they don’ t want you to get hurt.
But you have to remember, these are not people who were thinking about killing somebody.
These are people who had this moment, and now they’re just thinking, Okay, I got out of there.
I am about as rational as a human being can be.
And that makes me very worried.
And I’m worried that when we look at these murderers and see them, they’re not thinking.
It is like a drug, or an addictive substance.
And you know what I mean?
And they’re acting.
They might be talking about what they are doing, and they might be having a conversation.
But that is not the moment.
The moment of committing murder is when the mind is not fully in control of its actions.
And if you are in the moment, you’re thinking, I have killed somebody, I killed somebody.
And if you’re sitting there and you are not able to think clearly, then you’re in a state of unconsciousness, and you can’t react.
You are not aware of what is happening around you.
And it’s quite dangerous.
So I think the more people that are in that situation, the more dangerous they are.
But the thing that makes these murderers particularly dangerous is that they have this moment of unconscious thought, where they think, “This is what I am doing, this means I am killing somebody.”
So if we were to have a police car pull up to a murder scene and we had a couple officers, and we wanted to see what they think and see what it was that they thought and then if they had that moment, what would they think?
They would say, okay.
I’m not going anywhere.
I’ll be fine.
And we’d pull over.
And he’d just look at me and