-----Original Message-----Or, if you have an opinion on the scenario within the scenaio, let me know your opinion on that. Or send an e-mail with your opinion to the mysterious Mr. Konakis at the AOL address above. At least for the time being, my response is just "Deconstructing Playing with Katie", which I am finding works well as a general response to an even broader variety of questions than I initially anticipated (almost as handy in this respect as "Snakes on a Plane").
From: Gkonakis@aol.com [mailto:Gkonakis@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 3:22 PM
Subject: A question
Jeremy: I got your e-mail address from the school website. Could you comment on this scenario? Greg
Suppose there is a serial killer in your city. He has killed 12 people over a period of six months. You are the district attorney and receive a letter from him stating he will surrender to the police if you give him a guarantee he will not be prosecuted for these murders but instead be sent to a mental hospital where he will receive the treatment he needs; and that if you do not agree to his conditions he will continue killing two people a month for the rest of his life or until he is captured or killed or until you agree to his conditions. What is more important for you: punishing this man for the murders he has committed or preventing additional murders? Please explain your answer.
[mailing address in Daly City, CA deleted]
[phone number deleted]
Sunday, July 30, 2006
suppose there is a serial killer in your inbox
Suppose you are college professor already feeling overwhelmed by all you are not getting done at the moment (not to mention the burdens of maintaining a blog). You receive the e-mail below with no further information, from a complete stranger who has never e-mailed you before. Could you comment on this scenario? Please explain your answer.