Are we all capable of killing someone? Here’s what a criminologist has to say

are you able to kill someone What if you’re in a particularly bad mood? What if someone really asks for it? In new BBC drama Inside Man, David Tennant’s character, a minister, is falsely accused of possessing offensive images of children. He faces the following everyday dilemma: Should he allow his accuser to spread falsehood? Or should he just cut her off when he gets the chance? Thus begins a show that explores the idea that “everyone is a killer. You just have to meet the right person.”

Those words are uttered by Stanley Tucci’s character, Jefferson Grieff, who speaks from experience: he’s locked up on death row awaiting execution. But is he right? Is there a murderer inside every non-murderer trying to get out? David Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Criminology at Birmingham City University, believes no. He, too, speaks from experience, having spent his professional life working with men who have committed murder, mentoring them as a prison warden, and interviewing them as academics. Are we all capable of killing someone? Here’s what a criminologist has to say

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