The "problem" is that I've spent most of my adult life in Germany, not the U.S., and the legal systems are quite different. There is no such thing as the death penalty or "life without parole" in this country, and consecutive sentences are practically unheard of. On average, someone sentenced to "life" serves 15 years in Germany. However, there is something called "Sicherungsverwahrung", which means indefinite commitment to a mental institution following imprisonment. In short, somebody like Bundy, Dahmer or Berkowitz would be sentenced to "life, plus Sicherungsverwahrung.I was raped at 18, and also the victim of stalking by a man who later received a life sentence for homicide (of his father), and his stalking was one of the reasons I decided to live in Europe, rather than in the U.S.. I've also been a victim of mugging and burglary, and, believe me, there is no comparison. My stalker was a suspect in the killings of a number of young women in Wilmington, Delaware (since solved; he wasn't the culprit) & Delaware County,PA(unsolved) in the late seventies. So I put myself in the victim's shoes, not the perp's. I've learned that I'm also capable of violence; if confronted with this guy's violence again, I'd probably be capable of killing him.