Crime Recidivism And Its Effects On Society

3046 WordsDec 13, 201413 Pages
It is estimated that 1% of the population is psychopathic and yet, they commit more than 50% of serious crimes and their crime recidivism is three times more likely than other criminals (how to create a psychopath). It is irrefutable that despite the fact that psychopaths do not comprise much of the population, they are dangerous and menacing to society. Their crimes are callous and gruesome, and often have a profound impact on society as psychopaths prey on as many people as they can, particularly vulnerable people, until they satisfy their needs. They cannot seem to distinguish between moral and conventional transgressions. To them, everything is conventional. They have little or no morality due to the fact that their frontal lobe is malfunctioning and fails to restrain them from harming someone or committing a crime. Justice provides a security blanket for all members of society. They desire that sense of safety and knowledge that the world is in order. Psychopaths walk among us and some are dangerous which causes a dilemma for society whether to lock them up and achieve justice for society or allow them to roam freely to achieve justice for psychopaths as a minority. Psychopaths continue to pose a threat to society primarily due to the fact that they suffer from a severe personality disorder that may cause them to act on their malicious whims at any time. Psychopaths seem less threatening to society when they are out of sight and locked away. Psychopathy is one of many
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