Criminals and Crazies

There have been a lot of news articles lately about psychopaths and the test that can supposedly sort the psychopaths from the garden-variety criminals. So here’s a related Poirot quote. He once said,

It is an interesting subject of after-dinner conversation—are all criminals really madmen? There may be a malformation in their little grey cells—yes, it is very likely. That, it is the affair of the doctor. For me—I have different work to perform. I have the innocent to think of, not the guilty—the victim, not the criminal.

from Peril at End House

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