Sudden Prey Topics for Discussion

John Sandford
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One cause of Dick LaChaise's anger is his conviction for a crime which it appears he did not commit. Sandy Darling attempts to justify LaChaise's actions to Davenport based somewhat upon this event. what is Davenport's reaction?

Lucas Davenport has a rigidity with respect to crime and punishment which is typically portrayed as that of all police officers. "Bending" the rules in order to get "bad guys" off the streets is commonly reported by news media. Is this practice justifiable? Why or why not?

Mental illness is a significant factor in the lives and actions of LaChaise, Martin and Butters. All three have apparently had deprived and traumatic childhoods, leading to their willingness to accept violence as an acceptable method of achieving goals. Should the condition of mental illness temper society's response to their violence?

Rehabilitation of criminals is a controversial topic. Lucas Davenport obviously disagrees with...

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