“Some people cannot be bought by gold or jewels. They just want to see the world burn.”
When a criminal is our centre of discussion,we need to have a clear idea on What is Crime ?Why does it take a second to tag one a criminal?Why does our society have some pre-conceived notions regarding the criminals?
But,as our world evolves,the definition of crime and criminal has also been changed from time to time even country to country.
Experts are pretty sure that no one is a born criminal but the situations, circumstances and social pressures make them the anti-social elements,more specifically they are deviant.
Psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud broadened the path to make generalizations as it emphasized as well as exposed the unconscious force of human.This is also a well-known fact that the distortion of the Id,Ego and Super-ego(the three layers of mind according to Freud) leads to criminal tendencies.
It has also been found in our society the uncontrolled desire for sexual intercourse can give birth to a pervert.He/she can do peculiar deeds,by collecting the undergarments,by seeking pleasure in voyeurism,and lastly they can also attempt carnal abuse.Where in India,the number of rape cases are increasing gradually, there are so many cased has also been proved as false.The misuse theory of rape laws can make several other entanglements,but our society need to learn it properly that filling false cases is equally abominable just like committing a rape.The variations in social standards for encasing a criminal can lead to other dangers.
In the deeply twisted,intentionally manipulated mental maps of a criminal fail to show the reason behind his tendencies. But the internalized shame,bullies,grievances can lead to several dangerous overcomes.Some recent incidents of serial killing show us how the killer’s mind was devastated with greed and frustration. The parental pressures,skin-color prejudices, casteism,sexism, social injustice-everything equally contributed to make a killer from an innocent and peaceful individual.
Another big reason behind every crime attempt is poverty.For a poor man,it’s very difficult to refuse the monetary needs,he uses to live with.The inequal social norms,false morality and class-based prejudices never give us the chances to work for the uplifting of the marginalized. The young people are hardly given encourage for social Reformation. Rather than,almost all of them are forced for solving calculus,even if they are not willing.The bizarre connotations of career building and materialism do enough for attempting a crime.
The way,we treat and nurture our child hits us back with the bitter rewards.Anti-social activities are part of our society and unknowingly we all are engaged in this plethora of misdeeds.The active ones become infamous and we all thus pass our lives in false beliefs.The rapists,the killers,the robbers,the drug-peddlers; each and every ‘curse’of the society is actually the product of our falsehoods.
Lastly,we must think for the criminals for the well-being of the society,not only by punishing them.Without proper counselling and rehabilitation,we will fail to get back them to the glory of a healthy world.