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RE: Are We Born Criminals? Part II: The Rational Choice Theory

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Hi dysfunctional, this is a very complete and interesting treatise on criminal psychology. I would like to tell you what I think about criminals. Something I feel is one powerful factor and perhaps the main reason why there are so manny criminals in the world. (Swallow before saying, trying to find the right words). Have you noticed that an overwhelming majority of people in the world don't have a point of view and their thoughts and actions are just imitation of others'? Have you seen that the world has been and is still being manipulated by those who possess the biggest part of the economic power, a few people? isn't it possible that those who commit crime are just manipulated into it by those rich people who, through mass media, induce all kinds of vices, illnesses and crimes in order to better control the peoples? If my hypothese (if I may call it so) is proved right we could consider that most of the criminals are not born as such but created with the ambicious purpose of keeping a chaotic world which is a more profitable one. Am I any far from reality? Maybe I'm wrong. I'd be thankful to have an answer about this point. -- Thanks for your article, congratulations for your very interesting approach in this topic and thanks for reading this comment.

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Hello @nexonal and thank you for your reply!

Have you noticed that an overwhelming majority of people in the world don't have a point of view and their thoughts and actions are just imitation of others'? Have you seen that the world has been and is still being manipulated by those who possess the biggest part of the economic power, a few people?

In regard to criminal activity, these personality traits are specific for what is known as psychopath. They are different type of criminals and I will try to discuss them in details in the upcoming articles of mine.

isn't it possible that those who commit crime are just manipulated into it by those rich people who, through mass media, induce all kinds of vices, illnesses and crimes in order to better control the peoples?

It is true that some people see no other alternative in their lives than to do crimes. There are several theories, which try to explain criminal behaviour from this perspective and I'm really glad that you ask these questions, as I will try to answer them by explaining it further in the parts to follow.

I tend to avoid topics related to conspiracy theories, but what I know for sure is that there is no straightforward answer when it comes to discussing the origins of criminal behaviour. Your perspective might be correct and on topic, but we can't say that it is the only reason that criminals exist.

Thanks for your reply. I'll be waiting for your next article.