A rare bird in these parts

The seldom-heard catharsis hypothesis gets aired by Steven Johnson, as a sort of spin-off of his recent book (in which it did not rear its much-criticized head).

I personally doubt if the idea is as dead as some people like to think. Hell, I predict its triumphant return in the near future. Beware.

Of course another interesting explanation for crime decrease has recently been aired.

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