Thursday, May 5, 2016
The Guilty As Prosecutor, Judge, Jury, and Executioner
When listening to the statement of "innocence", especially in press conferences with prepared written statements, listen carefully to what the subject tells you.
The guilty have a need for justification of what they have done. This need will influence the rules. They consider themselves as "good" and must, therefore, rectify their guilt of assault, rape, murder, theft, etc with this self assertion of goodness.
Many (not all) murderers feel a need to put their victim on trial, which both condemns the victim but it also justifies the action. This is crucial in analyzing a statement. It is found to slip into statements where accidental death is claimed.
"The baby wouldn't finish her dinner."
Now, she is dead, claimed as an accidental death.
Let him speak. I can predict what you'll hear if you just let him talk, not interrupt him, and not feed him words. Just ask him, "What happened?" and be quiet.
In his words, he will attempt to justify his actions. He is likely to say what a caring parent he is.
He may even cite some of his history as a parent and the toys he bought for the child at Christmas time.
Rather than say, "I didn't rape her", one says, "I have worked in charities for many years" as if to say,
"think of all the developmentally disabled women I could have raped but didn't."
Athletes who test positive for injecting testosterone and cattle efficient hormones into their buttocks, often will refer to how many tests they did not fail.
This, when offered instead of a denial, is to further weaken the posture of innocence.
Guilty people use the word "innocent" more than truthful people. This is because they are, judicially, "not guilty" not because they didn't do it, but because they have not been convicted by a jury of their peers.
Because this is all they can claim, it is their sole claim, and all they can do is repeat it.
The repetition, or 'sensitivity' couples with the lack of reliable denial.
The guilty have a need to put their victim 'on trial.'
This includes verbally playing "prosecutor" as well as judge and jury, for the audience. He may have already played the role of executioner.
In most murders, the guilty subject will find a way to justify his action by condemning his victim, even if subtlety done, but in some familiar homicides, the guilty may actually play the role of prosecutor and defense attorney, showing the deep inner conflict of "having to" kill someone close to them (usually a close family member) while still feeling the 'loss' of the person no longer with them.
At times, they may almost sound as if they are defending their own victim, but this generally does not last, as self preservation kicks in and rules the day.