Case Study: Mary Bell
For this week’s case study, please conduct outside research on juvenile murderer Mary Bell then respond to the following questions in a 1-page paper:
- Mary Bell was considered a psychopath and a sociopath as a child but has apparently led a very normal life as an adult. Do you think it is possible for a psychopath to completely change their behavior?
- What factors do you think were most important in motivating Mary to commit these crimes?
- Do you think Mary should have received a harsher punishment for her crimes? (Is it fair that she is enjoying a relatively normal life considering her crimes?)