Bob Smith may have many unlikeable qualities, but he has a useful main job (as an electrician) and his brushes with the law have not been serious enough to prevent his other, state employment. He had a disrupted and violent childhood, but is a welcomed guest at his sister's and close to his grandson.
Lewis may have 25 years' experience of interviewing and treating murderers. But she reveals herself as out of her depth - and out of touch - in dealing with a man who is deeply flawed, is not a criminal and performs a distasteful part-time job as a legally sanctioned instrument of a democratically constituted administration. Smith deserves better than the label slapped on him by Lewis in a display of confused thinking, contrasting markedly with the way in which, with far fewer educational advantages, he attempts to explain himself.Reuse content