Quotes from an Interview with Thomas Sheridan author of
Puzzling People: the Labyrinth of the Psychopath

"Psychopaths have been drawn to that scene which was initially quite innocent"

"Most of the kids I knew when I was a Goth were reading books and poetry and lots of them were quite well grounded young people"

"But some very negative and unhealthy individuals have been drawn into the scene"

"The same thing is happening to the Steampunk scene—that was actually the same as the goth scene—it was very innocent, dress up escapism, harmless fun and the same kind of vicious sadistic S&M elements are coming into that as well"

"Once the scene takes off, for some reason, both at the top of the scene and at the bottom these predators seem to move in and take it over and mold it to their pathology"