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There’s a story from earlier this week about a college student whose mother is “going insane” while she’s “brainwashed” by her fundamentalist Christian mother. He’s a pretty bright kid and has been on the college basketball team, and now he’s a freshman at a university. On his way to class, he is attacked by a car, and he saves a woman’s life by shooting the driver. Now, this is a little bit of science fiction, so let’s set aside the morality; let’s focus on the science.
In the story, a driver’s car fires on a pedestrian who has fallen into a busy street. The woman saves the man by using a gun loaded with eight bullets, killing him, and sending the driver flying through the window.
What’s the connection?
I have to admit that I know very little about crime statistics. I’m not a statistician, and I’m not even sure what it is to be “brainwashed.” I’m not sure why you’d want to do such a thing, and why a man would decide to do such an action, but that seems to make sense. (The reason the woman saved man doesn’t matter, though!)
But I’ll go ahead and ask if I’m reading too much into the story or not. My best assumption is that most people think that someone who would take a bullet to save a person from being killed by a car would have at least some motive to really commit a crime and might not be lying when they say they’re not. I thought I knew what I was talking about; I just thought it fit the idea of “psychopath” a little better than the usual descriptions (e.g. sociopath, psychopathic narcissist), which are also the most common descriptions for the kind of person you would see who would do such a thing.
So, I decided to test my hypothesis. I searched through some old crime scene photographs of homicide and asked myself: if these people don’t say they’re not lying, what could I be missing here? What could be wrong with this picture? I also decided to try a test of my own idea that I should not be reading too much into a story; a test by my friend and colleague Andrew Solomon, who is also an economist.
Using his formula of the “law of diminishing marginal returns,” an economist would estimate how much crime reduction
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