Criminal: The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things

Author: Tom Gash
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by fastball   2020-06-29
I thought that this book[1] was an enlightening read into the topic.

It outlined that the conventional thinking about crime falls into two broad categories: "heroes/villains" (there are bad people that just do bad and need to be stopped) vs. "victims/survivors" (criminals are effectively created by poor circumstances / just want to feed their families, etc).

The author argues (with research to back it up) that the truth is neither / both / there are other factors at play, on of the more interesting factors just being "opportunity".

[1] https://www.amazon.co.uk/Criminal-Truth-About-People-Things/...