Watching `As the Jury Turns.'

Leo, John
February 1994
U.S. News & World Report;2/14/94, Vol. 116 Issue 6, p17
Opinion. Suggests that we are deep into the era of abuse excuse. How the doctrine of victimology--claiming victim status means you are not responsible for your actions--is beginning to warp the legal system. Problems with central teaching of American pop psychology--that feeling is more important than thinking; Examples in the trial of the Menendez brothers accused of killing their parents; How television induces tolerance for any kind of dysfunctional behavior.


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