My state has an elite police unit called “fixated threat assessment centre” (not many know about it — apparently, preventing crime attracts no headlines). They have specialist police, forensic mental health clinicians and analysts specialised in the area. So, why the need to start a such a specialised police grouping?

Apparently we worked out that there are people who feel (often factually correctly) that they’ve been wronged and denied justice. At some stage, their or their loved one’s life got derailed by an injustice (say, unfair dismissal, covered-up assault, or just a parking ticket issued in error) which, sometimes coupled…

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