Click below to hear KMZU’s Shaylee Miller speak with Dr. Nzinga Harrison.
Recently KMZU spoke with Dr. Nzinga Harrison, a leading psychiatrist and medical doctor, who shared psychological insight about the recent brutal murder and torture of the Savopoulos family by the alleged killer Daron Dylon Wint. Daron Dylon Wint is accused of torturing, killing and burning the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper. Dr. Harrison told KMZU that in some cases of violent crime perpetrators may have a completely different mental state than the general population due to the individuals Psychopothy. Dr. Harrison describes Psychopothy as the medical term for a lack of remorse, enabling individuals to perform actions with disregard for how those actions affect others. Dr. Harrison stated this behavior often leads to high-level criminal activity. The lack of a “fear signal” along with an inability to comprehend other negative emotions may lead individuals into crime not only because of a lack of regard for the safety and well-being of other human beings, but also because of the inability to fully understand institutions such as prisons. Harrison also stated that regardless of psychological state all individuals need to take responsibility for their actions.