When homicide is reported in the news, very little is offered in the way of motive or analysis. All we really hear is what happened after the fact, and we are left with the impression that there is little that can be done to prevent it or even predict it. We are left with the idea that people are wrong and that the best we can hope for is to stay out of the way. Get a good job, live in a good neighborhood, and lay low. We just need to be tough on crime, and eventually, the problem will go away.