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The Psychopath - Contributing Factors throughout Life What makes a psychopath a psychopath There are many contributing factors that can lead to Criminal Activity and behavior These factors can be present all through the psychopaths life yet may not be noticed Many of them have to do with home life and many of them are also most influential during childhood and will slowly grow as the individual gets older I will be discussing these factors in two main groups early childhood and adolescence as these are the most influential time periods in the human life span As well as discussing the factors in these two areas I will also discuss in details societies view on these factors and some of the actions that society presents to cause the psychopath or criminal to act again Part One- Early Childhood There are only two main factors that are reflected in early childhood that can be proven to be active in whether or not criminal behavior will become present later in life These two cases are Abuse all kinds and victimization Abused and neglected children are more likely to be delinquent and to exhibit criminal and violent criminal behavior as adults This was one of the findings of a recent comparison of abused and neglected children and children with no history of abuse and neglect The cycle-of-violence hypothesis or the idea of a generational transmission of violence states that abused children become abusers and victims of violence become violent offenders However a recent review of research found surprisingly little experimental evidence to support this hypothesis Despite widespread belief in the cycle of violence problems of method in previous studies have made it difficult to draw conclusions about the long-term consequences of early childhood victimization These problems include the lack of a control group against which the abused and neglected group could be compared Another problem is
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