Monthly Archives: June 2013

Of “Bad Seeds” and Mass Murderers: Separating Fact from Fiction

Every month or so it seems we meet a new and frightening “bad seed.” According to a June 7, 2013 article in, there have been 62 mass murders in the last 30 years.  How does a newborn baby turn into a killer? Where does all the hate – and lack of conscience – come from?

In the 1956 movie, The Bad Seed, child-actress Patty McCormack portrays a girl whose perfect blond pigtails belie a murderous soul. Little Rhoda supposedly inherited her sociopathic genes from Continue reading