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01-Blue Whale and Seductions of Crime

June 21, 2017
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An online game called the Blue Whale challenge is pushing teenagers in Russia, and across the globe, towards self-harm and suicide. Some administrators of the game have been arrested, but what is the relationship between them and their victims? Then, we look at a controversial text in criminology to answer a basic question about the phenomenon of crime: why is crime seductive to the criminal?