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Criminologist on mindset of Boston bombing suspect

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Dr. Casey Jordan, a criminologist and professor at Western Connecticut State University, was asked to weigh in on what might be learned from the accused Boston bombing suspect who remains hospitalized and unable to speak following a gunshot wound to the neck.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began answering questions in writing on Sunday.

"Logically, understanding the psychology of the terrorist and how this 19 year old got involved in it, is going to be very important. There will be people ready to defend him as a criminal who got suckered into this by his older brother.  Believe it or not, I like that he is writing it down. His willingness is what I'm focusing on. His willingness to write things down… if he had this radical psychology… his brother, his master got killed, he could want to save himself.. the person who drop a back pack (with bombs) and walk away is very different then the person we're seeing in a hospital bed right now."

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