TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Mar 17, 2014

News that the man charged with the kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo had a long and extensive arrest record has drawn outrage from some who believe the judicial system failed, the Jackson Sun reports. But others say statistics don’t actually show a correlation between prior offenses and a more heinous crime. Vanderbilt Law School’s Christopher Slobogin told the newspaper that “It’s easy to say, in hindsight, that a person with multiple assaults and drug offenses was likely to do something even more violent. But in fact most people with multiple assault and drug charges do not kidnap or murder."