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Criminal personality theory

Criminal personality theory is based on the concept of risk mental state, the psychological potential of dangerousness of the person in case, thus requiring its criminological diagnosis, a diagnosis of criminal capacity. To this end, the criminal personality structure characterized by egocentrism and egofilia, impulsivity and unaffectivity, the central core of the personality. Moreover, it is considered that the criminal personality is the main crossing to act between the causes of crime and its performance whilst interposing delinquent personality.

A continuation of delinquent personality theory in clinical criminology is Giacomo Canepa, medical examiner, but that crime is a disease characterized by society’s moral deterioration of its fundamental moral value. He does so, the link between social anomia and delinquent personality.

Delinquent personality theory stating that:
– Every man, in exceptional circumstances, depending on his personality can become a criminal;
– Social factors influence the behavior of a constitution only if they meet pre-existing personality and certain environmental circumstances. In other words, not the
can be pathogen free personality structure.

– Personality is the element of transition to delinquent act, between causes and crime are always interposing personality. Depending on the personality, on like harmful environments, not all offenders with the same type of personality, that meets various delinquent environmental situations, commit delinquent acts.