James Alan Fox, a crim­i­nol­o­gist at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, said Nancy Lanza didn’t ignore her son’s psy­cho­log­ical prob­lems and can’t be blamed for his actions.

She was a victim, not an acces­sory,” he said. “We can easily second-​​guess par­ents, and there’s a lot there we can ques­tion, but the fact of the matter is many people commit hor­rible crimes despite the best efforts of par­ents, sib­lings and others.”

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