Saturday, 8 December 2018

Understanding the Criminal Mind

Vincent van Gogh (1890): The Good Samaritan. Image courtesy of DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH, from The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002.

Joel Kontinen

A Cornell University study “shows a difference between how risk is cognitively processed by self-reported law-abiding citizens and self-reported lawbreakers, allowing researchers to better view and understand the criminal mind.

Science has moved from a Scripture-based understanding to a criminal -based understanding of mankind, believing that an additional 40 dollars would make them happy. They were “offered $20 guaranteed, or to flip a coin for double or nothing.”

The risk takers would choose the $40, even if they could lose it. This had nothing to do with conscience.


Cornell University. 2018. Does neuroscience hold the key to understanding the criminal mind? Science Daily. (5 September).