Prof. Alafair Burke Blogs at The Huffington Post on Murder of Yale Student Annie Le at Yale

Professor Alafair S. Burke was a guest blogger for The Huffington Post to comment on the murder of Annie Le on the Yale University campus.

In Real Life, Violence Hits Close to Home…And Work
By Alafair S. Burke
September 17, 2009

Last month, crime story watchers like me sat riveted as police announced the eighteen-year-delayed discovery of missing child turned grown woman and mother, Jaycee Dugard. Why the fascination?

Maybe it was the human desire to celebrate something that resembled a happy ending. Even after nearly two decades of captivity and abuse, the release of Dugard and her daughters back to her family was at least happy-ish compared to the more familiar endings to these stories.