New Voices: Detecting lies about intentions

Lara Warmelink with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)

Matti Saari was a 22-year-old from Finland. In 2008 he uploaded several videos to the internet showing himself firing handguns and saying things like ‘you will die next’ to the camera. On 22 September he was visited by the police, who had been informed about the videos and had issued his licence for owning handguns. Saari convinced them that there was no reason to revoke his gun licence, although they did give Saari an ‘unofficial warning’ regarding his behaviour. The next day, Saari …

 

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