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Forensic Psychiatrist: 'Dorner Is Like Kaczynski'

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"This is completely out of character for the man you knew who always wore a smile." Christopher Dorner indicated in his manifesto that on the inside he was very different from the smiling face we've seen in so many photos.   Dr. Park Dietz has witnessed dichotomies like this for decades. He's a Forensic Psychiatrist who has evaluated countless high-profile killers.

Among them: The Unibomber, Jeffery Dahmer, the D.C. Snipers and Jared Loughner, the man convicted of killing six, and wounding 12 while trying to assassinate Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a 2011 Tucson rampage.

Dr. Dietz has been studying the criminal mind since the 1970's.  He says this appears to be "a classic case of workplace violence", but that Dorner's level of intelligence and his weapons training make him an extremely formidable adversary for law enforcement.  Dietz says the manifesto indicates both feelings of persecution along with a sense of grandiosity, and that often these feelings go hand in hand.  It is likely, says Dietz, that Dorner's feelings of grandiosity lead him to believe he can outsmart the law enforcement agencies now on a massive manhunt in an effort to apprehend him.  

Why might he have taken action?  Dietz believes Dorner felt his "good name was besmirched" when he was fired by the LAPD.  In people with a high level of narcissism, perceived insults can cause deep wounds that may never fully heal.  Dr. Dietz says among the murderers he's evaluated there's a striking level of "grudge holding" and "injustice collecting".   Dorner's manifesto indicates he's not only collecting the injustices he suffered personally,  but also historical injustices including the Rodney King beating.  By taking on historical injustices as his own, Dorner can justify whatever action he deems necessary to avenge them.

Killing a loved one of a target is extremely rare, says Dr. Dietz, who adds that when it happens, "it indicates a desire to cause extreme pain".  If, as alleged, Dorner killed Monica Quan, the daughter of former LAPD Captain Randal Quan, it's likely because Dorner felt the pain he suffered when he lost his job was no less significant than the pain of losing a child.

Dr. Dietz would welcome the opportunity to talk to Dorner and evaluate him.  He believes that Dorner might respond and cooperate with an investigation if he were addressed with the level of respect he feels he deserves.   

You can find out more information about the work Dr. Dietz does to protect schools, companies and celebrities from threats of violence by visiting www.taginc.com.  

 


 

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