A woman grabbed a 2-year-old toddler in a busy shopping arcade and stabbed the child in Tokyo, Japan. A Korean student went on a shooting massacre in Virginia Tech, USA, and killed 33 people including himself. A man in Singapore got the help of his wives to coerce his own underaged daughters to have sex with him. Is this the profile of the twenty-first century criminal? Heartless, brutal, senseless, and bizarre. But these are seemingly ordinary people – man and woman who look normal and have jobs and live amongst their neighbours and society.
Society has become more civilised and education levels have improved. The world is more knowledgeable and technology has made life easier in the twenty-first century. But why do crime become more gruesome and people more fearful?
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