How is it that some people become criminals, while the majority do not? When the same temptations face all of us, why do certian individuals succumb, while others keep to the narrow path of righteousness?
Are criminals born that way, unable to control antisocial instincts, or do they become possessed by malign beings - evil gods, demons or even the Devil himself
My first thought was lack of income, education and poor childhood. But then I am reminded of Ted Bundy who attended Stanford on a scholarship (lack of money) in Chinese studies, had a normal childhood and graduated with a B.S. He was handsome and charming. Also I have seen a lot of innocent homeless men on the streets. So my response would be wrong.
Could it be due to hormones? Hormones are “messenger” chemicals secreted into the bloodstream by endoctrine glands or nerve cells. The messages they carry regulate the growth of specific organs that may influence human behavior.
How about Testosterone?
Research has suggested that the male sex hormone “testosterone” is directly related to aggressive, antisocial crimes.
What about diet?
I don’t have a cite but I read it in a book that Researchers have alos looked at the efffecs of nutritional deficiency. A study reported that a group of prison inmates who had been given a specially designed diet with enhanced quanties of vitamins showed a marked improvement in their behavior.
There is also the “high” that one gets with the hormone Epinephrine. It raises the rate of blood flow and increases the rate and depth of breathing preparing the body for “fright, flight or fight” (a state known as cortical arousal)
Could the potential for criminality be detected so that steps could be taken to halt its developments?