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

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.


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