Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us - Chapter 6, Crime: The Logical Choice, 83-101 Summary & Analysis

Robert Hare (psychologist)
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Chapter 6, Crime: The Logical Choice, 83-101 Summary and Analysis

In this chapter, Hare describes that not all criminals are psychopaths. There can be a lot of factors that influence someone to begin a life of crime. First of all, many criminals have some sort of liaison and connection with a group that causes them to have some kind of moral code. Although this may not be as strict as the moral code that the rest of society lives by, criminals might have a "honor among thieves" code that they follow. This is one fact that separates them from psychopaths. Being a criminal does not mean that a person is "completely without conscience."

As stated before, most criminals had external experiences that made them into criminals. Some criminals learn to commit crimes (a parent or sibling instituted it in their lives...

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