Psychology of crime

Demystification of criminal behavior has prompted several theoretical frameworks whose implications to tackling crime are valid. Suboptimal arousal argues that crime is committed due to intense stimulation for satisfaction among criminals. If the later theory is adopted, psychological counseling may be the remedy. Criminals should be subjected to environments that negate the notion that satisfaction would only be achieved after intense stimulation.

Ethically, this may pose a drawback since satisfaction and success are hard to achieve under normal circumstances. Reward dominance theory asserts that criminals pursue rewards arising from committing crimes and disregard the consequences. To control crime, it would then be necessary to instill harsh punishment to criminals when apprehended. Punishments would then present the possible consequences. Ethical concern from use of punishments is the possible damages including loss of life that may occur especially in shoot-outs between criminals and police.

Frontal lobe theory may require medical surgery on the brain for correction. The later may arouse ethical implications since the surgery may be carried out without the contextual criminal’s ascent. Finally, brain seizuring may require seclusion of the contextual criminal from the population in times of seizure. However, seclusion may deny the criminal the basic right to associate with the society. Seizuring differs from insanity since it is periodical.

When out of seizure, an individual has a chance to reflect on actions performed during seizure. Normal versus deviant brain functions can only be determined in the context of the society. The idea is laws and rules determining acts of crime vary from society to the other. Furthermore, the influence of social environment as well as health conditions a society is subjected to may either accelerate or stop certain acts of crime. If such a society comprises of a race, then certain ills may be associated with a race.