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Sunday, November 8, 2020

The Psychology of Looting

According to John Pitts, a Vauxhall Professor of social-legal studies at the University of Bedfordshire, England, the act of looting makes "powerless people suddenly feel powerful." The experience of looting a store, according to the criminologist, is for the thieves, "intoxicating." Unfortunately, it is no longer dangerous.

1 comment:

  1. No longer dangerous? Are you kidding? You can get shot by the owner, you can get arrested by the police and lose your freedom. And there are cameras everywhere these days. It’s more dangerous than in the past.

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