Jose Luis Abreu
CRJ308: Psychology of Criminal Behavior (BLG1319A)
Instructor: Cheryl Cabero
May 27th, 2013
Brain Dysfunction in Criminal Behavior
After viewing the ABC video “The Brain and Violence: Secrets of Your Mind” I do believe that people are predisposed to violence. I do maintain my position that even if the same Neurological and genetic factors that lead to crime are present in a person the lack of a healthy environment is what will cause those neurological and genetic factors to manifest themselves into crime or violence. The video also discusses the region of the human brain that can be linked to crime/evil. I do believe now that people can be born with genetic factors that …show more content…
Doctor Fallon credits his upbringing, a healthy environment with love, as the explanation as to why he has not become a violent criminal offender even though he has the same neurological factors and genetic factors as found in serial killers and violent crime offenders “(ABC Inc., 2010)”.
After viewing the ABC video “The Brain and Violence: Secrets of Your Mind” It shows that people can be biologically predisposed to commit crime and violence, however, that even if the same neurological and genetic factors that lead to crime are present in a person the lack of a healthy environment is much more responsible for causing a person to become a criminal or commit violent acts. People can live there whole life as normal citizens that do not commit crime even if they are biologically at risk to become criminal offenders as long as they are raised right in a loving environment.
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