'Don't ask me crimes' is the topic of an article in the Kyeongyang magazine written by a psychologist who has studied the issue in depth. He discusses the origin and details of these crimes. In 1982 we had one of the first of these crimes: the rampage shooting and killing of 62 and wounding 33 villagers by a policeman, angry with his live-in girl friend.
We have the
case of a man in 1991 who lost his job because of poor eyesight, and in
revenge drove his car recklessly, deliberately killing 2 and wounding
21. Another case in 2008 of a person who was angry at his living
conditions, and set fire to the houses in a cheap area of the city where
students were studying for exams and he himself was living. Besides setting fire to the houses he
killed in a knife rampage six, and wounding seven. These three
examples are the kind of crimes called 'don't ask me crimes'.
all these cases we are not dealing with a vindictive crime in which
one has a grudge with another but indiscriminate violence fueled by anger on those
one doesn't even know. These kinds of crime puts fear on all the
citizens. In recent years in examining these kinds of crime for a two
year period from 2012 and 2013, we had 109 of these crimes and 45 percent where committed by persons with mental problems. He lists three
conditions for these crimes: motives are hard to determine, the victims
are not those with whom the wrongdoer is acquainted, violence is perpetrated. A study showed discontent and anger or mental problems as the cause.
Only one woman
was involved in these rampages. The study of those who vent their
resentment on persons they don' t even know are from dysfunctional
families, and did not receive the family love that one would take for granted. They often did not see the sunny side of life in their formative
years, and 75 percent of them where unmarried.
majority of these persons had a history of crime and the writer feels
that we should be doing a better job in the education of these
wrongdoers early on, when they are in hospitals, welfare facilities,
prisons and homes for delinquents. More effort needs to be shown in our
education of the young people. More interest should be taken in preparing a
society with an atmosphere helpful in raising families. Efforts would do much in preventing these kinds of problems in