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Horrific details are emerging in court as Bruce McArthur is being sentenced for his brutal murders of eight men between 2010 and 2017.The case brings up tough questions about McArthur’s sick, twisted mind and a criminal justice system that many say failed to act quickly enough.McArthur fits into the broad category of serial killers called “hedonistic,” says Brock University psychopathy and forensics expert Angela Book. Hedonistic killers tend to have violent sexual fantasies that they play out through their grisly murders, reflecting an element of sadism.These types of crimes are also more likely to be committed by psychopaths, who lack remorse and empathy, and are willing to exploit others for their own needs, says Book, Professor of Psychology.“Research from our lab suggests that psychopathic individuals share traits with predators in the animal world, including the ability to judge vulnerability in the people around them,” she says. “Psychopathic serial killers see their own fantasies as more important than the lives of their victims.”She notes that the 67-year-old landscaper is atypical of sexual serial killers, who tend to start their violent crimes in their 20s.“Interestingly, some are speculating that he may have started in the 1970s when 14 men were brutally murdered in Toronto,” says Book.Voula Marinos, Brock University’s crime and sentencing expert, says that bias could have played a role in the relatively long time the criminal justice system took to arrest and charge McArthur.She notes the presence of a “considerable historical tension between the LGBTQ community and the police in Toronto” and that, while McArthur took great pains to hide his crimes, “his activities did not go unnoticed.”“Calls of bias against gay men resulting from this case will hopefully lead to significant changes in policing and missing persons protocols,” says Marinos, Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies.Within the court itself, the extensive victim impact statements and use of consecutive sentences are meant to strongly condemn and denounce McArthur’s crimes, she says.“Consecutive sentences in this case are as much, if not more, for the public’s confidence in the justice system as they are for the offender,” says Marinos. “The public and victims’ families could benefit from the very public nature of the sentencing process and the lengths by which the judge has gone to ensure restorative justice is achieved, to the extent possible, for victims’ families and the LGBTQ community.” read more

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croatiaehfeuro2014semifinals ← Previous Story Main Round (Aarhus): Poland VS Sweden – match of the Day Next Story → Goal-fest in Aarhus as ‘Les Experts’ secure the semi-final berth We’re back in Aarhus for the day 10 of the 2014 EHF Euro, with still a lot to be decided in the Group 2. It was that Croatia had more at stake today, after defeat against France had put a dent in their semi-final hopes. The ‘Cowboys’ are also temporarily on top of the group 2 after this routine win, as France play Belarus later today. It’s back to the drawing board for Russia, who is still without points in the group; while Croatia’s semi-final hopes are very much alive, due to the Man of the match performance from Vori and seven goals from Horvat, who’s presence allowed Ivan Ćupić to be rested for later matches, after this convincing 25:33 (11:16) win.Russia was goalless five minutes into the match, as Croatia scores a 4:0 series off a good defensive impact. It was Horvat with his third goal of the game, which set 2:7 with 10 minutes, elapsed. Lackluster Russia has found themselves in all kinds of trouble mid-way through the first half, with only three goals scored. A brace from Slišković set the margin to 8, with 3:11 the score. With a comfortable score for Croatia, Goluža tried to rest his regulars with a rotation 10 minutes from the half-time whistle with Valčić coming to play with two goals to maintain the lead. It was Valčić that came from hero to a villain, with a techical fault and a turnover, with Skopintsev bringing the difference back to 9:14 in the last five minutes. The last minute of the first half saw Kovalev with a goal to make it a 4-goal difference at 11:15. The in-form winger Horvat scored his 4th goal of the half to set the score at 11:16 as the teams go on a break.Save from Alilović marked the beginning of the second period, as Croatia was back to finish the job. Kopljar opened the half excellently, brining the difference back to 7 goals, having previously struggled to find shooting form. The amazing Vori scored for 13:21, followed by prolific Horvat, for Croatian team to gain a 9-goal lead in the last 20 minutes. Zlatko Horvat who scored 7 goals today overall was the leading role again, as he scores for 17:25 mid-way through the second half. Poliakov and Skopintsev made it 23:28, a lifeline for Russia as the game goes into the final 7 minutes. Dying minutes of the match saw Croatia taking the steering wheel as an individual effort of 3 goals from Ninčević ruthlessly set the final score at 25:33. In truth it could have gone much worse for Russia, as Croatia was in control throughout, giving their rotation players like Slišković and Valčić a chance to showcase the skills in the national team with more play-time available.TEXT: NEMANJA SAVIC read more

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