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Homicide, inquiries and scapegoating

  • D. Bennett (a1)
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Homicide is in the news and community care is being blamed, a view not justified by the facts. Much has been written about the homicides of Johnathan Zito and Georgina Robinson and there has rightly been considerable public and professional concern. There have been other reports on the murder of Johnathan Newby in October 1993 and William Bennett in July 1994. Yet another case is currently the subject of an inquiry and again the press is expressing indignation and horror. The anxiety and concern are natural but the reactions are not justified.

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