We are going to turn now to the Boston area, where the ques­tion of what to do with the body of bombing sus­pect Tamerlan Tsar­naev is causing an uproar. Pro­tes­tors have gath­ered out­side the funeral home where his body is being kept. Ceme­teries in the area say they will not allow him to be buried on their grounds. We won­dered what prece­dents, if any, might guide deci­sions in this sen­si­tive area.

We’ve unfor­tu­nately had the expe­ri­ence of other mass mur­derers and we won­dered what hap­pened in those cases. So we’ve reached out to James Fox. He’s a pro­fessor of crim­i­nology at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and a colum­nist for the Boston Globe. Pro­fessor Fox, welcome.

Read the article at NPR →