Amer­i­cans are mourning along with vic­tims’ fam­i­lies in the wake of the Aurora movie the­ater shoot­ings. But what should our feel­ings be toward the family of James Holmes, the shooting suspect?

Experts who study shooting ram­pages and killing sprees say we should mourn for them too.

We have lots of sym­pathy for the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims, as we should,” said North­eastern Uni­ver­sity crim­i­nol­o­gist James Alan Fox, “but we gen­er­ally don’t have much sym­pathy at all for the family of the per­pe­tra­tors — whether their loved one is dead or alive.”

Read the article at USA Today →