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Unprovoked aggression is going to make it difficult to participate in society... Yes, crime is a choice. Why do people make that choice?
SILENTSAM
replied to post · 6 days ago
It doesn't really make it hard to participate in society. Mental deficiencies are not a choice. One reason to break the law is not caring about the law.
Pham Nuwen
replied to post · 6 days ago
Do you think people are going to trade and interact equally with violent criminals as with peaceful people?
SILENTSAM
replied to post · 6 days ago
People do it all the time... so yes.
Pham Nuwen
replied to post · 6 days ago
Really. Suppose you have a hardware store. A known serial domestic abuser walks in and tries to buy an axe. Do you let him?
SILENTSAM
replied to post · 6 days ago
Since storms dknt perform background checks, then use. You putting "known" in there changes things a lot.
Pham Nuwen
replied to post · 6 days ago
So your assumption that criminals won't be shunned in society is based on their crimes remaining unknown? So if they are known, they would be shunned?
SILENTSAM
replied to post · 6 days ago
Sure, but shunned is a different issue. There are other reasons one can have difficulty in society. Not all those reasons are a mental illness.
Pham Nuwen
replied to post · 6 days ago
Would you agree that there is something seriously wrong with a person that commits random acts of violence?
SILENTSAM
replied to post · 6 days ago
Sure, for a given value of seriously.
Pham Nuwen
replied to post · 6 days ago
Is there a major difference between having something seriously wrong with you (mentally or behaviorally) and being insane?
SILENTSAM
replied to post · 6 days ago
Yes, they are two separate classifications. You can be a bad person without any mental illness. It is more common to be a bad person and same then a bad person with a mental illness.
Pham Nuwen
replied to post · 6 days ago
So evil vs insane? How do you tell the difference between a person doing evil deeds because he is evil and a person doing evil deeds because he is insane?
SILENTSAM
replied to post · 5 days ago
The presence of a mental illness is what differentiates between those.
Pham Nuwen
replied to post · 3 days ago
You're just repeating the classification. I'm asking how do you tell the difference? People don't have labels on them displaying their mental classification.
SILENTSAM
replied to post · 3 days ago
A doctor usually. Symptoms let you know. Violent crime isn't a symptom.
Pham Nuwen
replied to post · 3 days ago
Obviously a doctor is the person doing the evaluation. Obviously they use "symptoms". I bet violent crime can be seen as a symptom.