Are People Born Criminals Or Does Society Make Them So

Are people born criminals or does society make them so

When it comes to the question of whether criminals are born or created by their environment, I can only speak from my own perspective. I know some may disagree with my point of view and that is okay. This week I watched a show on PBS, and it showed some people have what they called a warrior gene. Although many convicted violent criminals had this gene, there were also many normal productive law abiding citizens who are possessed this gene. The overriding factor was the type of environment these individuals grew up in. This is a point of view I agree with nurture over nature.

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I could not speak for all types of criminality because it would take forever. This is a subject I am very passionate about. I see how men here change their lives around because San Quentin has an environment conducive to change. Next time you find yourself in a rough part of town, notice how you change. I try as best I can to remain conscious of the environment I am in, so that I don't harm someone because I'm too caught up in me
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