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Criminal Psychologist: Why We’re Hooked on ‘Breaking Bad’

A Broken System In our imperfect world, people often commit crimes because they need money. “Most drug dealers are selling for money,” said Louis Schlesinger, a professor of forensic psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “That’s the primary motive.” That’s something which most people can relate to in some way. As with Walt’s predicament in “Breaking Bad,” affordable healthcare poses a major concern for the average person. We can identify with the fear of staggering medical bills forcing …

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Posted 11 months ago in Crime On the Lighter Side by Betsy Kim  
‘Breaking Bad’: What Sentence Should Walt and Skyler Get? [Poll]

Be the “Breaking Bad” judge and jury. At the bottom of this article, take our Lawyers.com poll. Mark the sentences you’d hand down to Walter and Skyler White, then compare your views to other readers.   Highlights of “Rabid Dog” The last episode titled “Rabid Dog,” referred to a breakdown in the master and servant relationship of Walt, the crystal meth drug lord, and Jesse Pinkman, his dutiful assistant. After figuring out Walt poisoned his girlfriend’s son, Jesse turns on …

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Posted 11 months ago in Crime On the Lighter Side Video by Betsy Kim  
Stack Your ‘Breaking Bad’ Analysis Against a Pro [Video]

  In television, when villains hatch psychological plots beyond our notions of human decency, are we amused and perhaps equally reassured, thinking we could never concoct such evil?   What Happened in “Confessions”? In the last episode of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” Walter White records a confession. But instead of baring his soul on how he built of a crystal meth empire, he fabricates a twisted story, framing his DEA agent brother-in-law, Hank Schrader, as the drug lord, Heisenberg. Walt brings …

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Posted 11 months ago in Criminal Law On the Lighter Side Video by Betsy Kim  
‘Breaking Bad’ Romanticizes Selfishness [Video]

(Photo of Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston/By Ursula Coyote/AMC.com)   A Chess Game AMC’s “Breaking Bad” knows how to hit the brain’s anticipation and gratifications centers by inviting viewers to guess the characters’ moves in a big psychological chess match. Walter White squares off with Hank Schrader, in the second episode of the final series. Hank’s wife, Marie, steps up as a queen on her side of the board, dramatically declaring to Hank about Walt, “You have to get him.”  …

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Posted 11 months ago in Marijuana On the Lighter Side by Josh Crank  
Seattle’s Finest to Protect and Serve (Doritos) at Hempfest

Seattle continues its steady climb toward utopia this weekend as its police force prepares to descend on the 22nd Annual Seattle Hempfest… to give away free bags of Doritos. Amid the jam bands and bong booths, Seattle police officers will use reasonable force to suppress the munchies at the pro-pot festival, at least until the last of their 1,000 bags is gone. This essential public service has a secondary goal. Each one-ounce bag of chips will have have a label …

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