|A body found in San Barbara|
MO is police/profiler jargon for "modus operandi." This is Latin for "mode of operation." In reality "unsub" is actually a Hollywood term in which it has leaked into modern police work. Originally, the MO of a criminal was the description of a criminals characteristic profile.
Recently, and I will not dignify him by using his name-which gives him power even in death-, the Perpetrator sent his "manifesto" to one of his therapist and was also discovered by the police department.
You can read it here in its entirety.
Now, I have recently posted a discussion about violence in the media. Has television violence gone beyond a stated taboo?
They are entitled:
I have found it rather ironic recently that society is outraged when they read this Perpetrator's manifesto but then don't see this same violence in entertainment.
Let's do a thought exercise. Lets change the author's name of the Manifesto to George R.R. Martin or Marquis de Sade or change the title to Saw I-IV or the Hills Have Eyes.
|How is this entertainment but in the same breath we are horrified of the real thing?|
Scene from Game of Thrown-Red Wedding
Thought exercise: How is the change of the title or author any different?