Does an “evil gene” exist, a hereditary disorder that causes crime? There are numerous debates about what causes crime. Some people assume that criminal behavior is due to a person’s upbringing and life experiences. Others suggest that criminal behavior is more complex and involves a person’s genetic makeup (“nature”). Are people just born that way? Is criminal behavior pre-determined at some point in people’s lives?
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Kids have been taken away from criminal parents and put in great environments and still ended up as criminals. Sometimes, environment can make a criminal, but often it's genes. Many criminals started doing small things like stealing when they were very young, like even 4-5, and other kids don't do that. Nobody taught those kids to steal, they just did because it was in them. Other kids are born in terrible areas with horrible parents and turn out very straight and wouldn't even commit a small crime.
They say they think it is something inside them but it would be incorrect to look too deep into it because then where do we stop? Do we lock up people who have potential to be dangerous before they've even done anything? Do we judge kids before they've commited a crime?1