Effective Writing ENL-111
Instructor Nicolai Gregory
Getting Away With Crime
Lately I’ve been watching a lot of Dexter. Dexter is a TV series centered on a blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan who works for the Miami Metro Police Department who also lives a secret life as one of the biggest serial killers in Miami. What separates Dexter from other serial killers is that he only hunts down criminals that have gotten away with crimes. As a Miami forensics expert, Dexter spends most of his days solving crimes thus making him a master at getting away with them. Sometimes I wonder whether the message of this show is a right one. Don’t get me wrong I love the show, it’s awesome! Not saying that I would ever attempt to commit murder but if there’s one thing that that I’ve really learned from watching Dexter it would probably be covering up a crime scene. Dexter is really smart, and lives by some very strict rules or codes that allow him choose his victims and get away with his crimes. Dexter’s first rule to getting away with his crimes is to only hunt down the ones who deserve to be hunted, in his case the criminals who get away with murder. Dexter never hunts down anyone that doesn’t deserve to be put on his “table” where he stabs his victims through the chest. I guess choosing the right crime to commit is the first thing to do if ones hoping to get away it. This doesn’t assure that one will get away with it, but it Mutanda 2 seemed to work in Dexter’s case because his victims were simply forgotten by the public after they had disappeared as if no one cared for them. Committing a low-key crime that won’t trigger lots of investigations is key to getting away with a crime.
The second but probably the most important rule is to never leave any kind of...
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