Problem

Criminals


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Criminal state of mind
Criminality
Criminal motivation
Feloniousness
Nature:

Criminal disorders may stem from any or all of the following factors: criminals have usually not adequately internalized the conditioning standards of behaviour which restrain well-adjusted people from expressing anti-social or criminal impulses – they do not possess the ability to say 'no' to themselves, therefore are consumed by their own selfishness; they have chronically low self-esteem, in which is manifest the idea that they themselves are worth little and thus any effort at self-improvement is futile; and they are usually isolated, encapsulated people with the loveless, alienated insensitivity that allows them to operate at a considerable psychological distance from their victims, a state of separative consciousness which atrophies the capacity to experience the humanity of those it victimizes.

Claim:

An ethos of criminality has permeated all sectors of society, including leading businessmen, police, solicitors and doctors, not just those faced with mass unemployment and poverty.

Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.12.2017 – 12:27 CET
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