There is something so sickening and electrifying about murder, crime and death, something we process very lightly and often pass by. As humans it’s terribly hard to not be fascinated by the adrenaline rush of social decay and chaos…
Caril Ann Fugate and Charles Starkweather were partners in crime in a two-month killing spree back in the 50’s, Caril was 14 at the time and the youngest woman ever to be convicted of murder. After Charles’ first murder, he believed that he had transcended his former self, reaching a new plane of existence in which he was above and outside the law.
Scientists explain that near-death experiences may actually be real. After placing electrodes into the brains of rats, the rats were given lethal injections. Just as the rats’ hearts stopped their brains suddenly went into overdrive, showing all the hallmarks not only of consciousness, but a kind of hyperconciousness.
The Broken Window Theory dictates that the fabric of society can easily be torn and reduced to fear by the snowballing effects of buildings’ appearances. The negligence of society towards any form of a “broken window” signifies the lack of concern for the community. This is a clear sign that the society has accepted the disorder, allowing for the unreparied broken window to display the vulnerability and lack of defense against the situation.