Why Individuals Should Kill Their Fellow Human Being Is Always A Debate

1276 Words Dec 17th, 2016 6 Pages
The question of why individuals would kill their fellow human being is always a debate. There has been a long-time belief that criminal behavior is something that is innate, where the argument of nature versus nurture arises. It is possible that it leans more in one direction than the other or can even be a combination of both. Additionally, criminal offenders have often reported being emotionally unstable. There seems to be less consideration for a possible predispose of criminal behavior due to a head injury that resulted in brain damage. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually occurs because of a severe sports injury or car accident. TBI have been known to cause cognitive, behavioral, whole body, mood, eyes, gastrointestinal, speech, and visual problems. Symptoms associated with TBI are amnesia, difficulty thinking and understanding, unable to create new memories, unable to recognize common things, aggression, impulsivity, irritability, dizziness, fainting, or fatigue. Other symptoms are anger, anxiety, apathy, dilated pupils, nausea/vomiting, slurred speech, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light (Google, 2016). Head injured criminals may engage in crime because they have lower levels of cognitive skills, interfering with their appreciation of what behavior are legal or illegal. The legal definition of murder is the killing of human begin by a sane individual with intent and malice of forethought without legal excuse or authority (Law.com, n.d.). This definition…

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