Environmental factors including low socio economic

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“Environmental factors, including low socio-economic status, low education levels, and familial lifestyle, contribute to the onset of ASPD” (Aggarwal, 2013). Which are also the same factors that causes symptoms in a child with ODD. How does this all lead into criminal behavior? We all know that criminal behaviors are negative behaviors developed and enhanced overtime. A child that learned negative behaviors such as defying parents and any adult in their lives will grow up to defy any type of authority in their lives, such as law enforcement. Some of the symptoms of ASPD stated in the DSM are symptoms that society has deemed to be against the law. Therefore, if committed, one is considered to be breaking the law such as: ‘Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest’. ‘Deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure’. ‘Irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults’. Statistics reports that’s “as much as 3.6 percent of adults in the United States, equal to about 7.6 million, have antisocial personality disorder. The disorder is known to affect men more than women. About 80 percent of male prison inmates were shown to exhibit signs and symptoms of antisocial personality disorder and as much as 65 percent of imprisoned women.
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The number of people with antisocial personality disorder is much higher in prison populations where they’ve committed a greater number of violations” (Health Research Funding, 2014). Through my research, there doesn’t seem to be a known cause or APD. Many speculate genetic and environmental factor to be the contributors to the development of APD. However, there is no genetic test or blood test that could be used to test for such disorder. It is not a disease that could be seen with the naked eye, therefore, we are not always aware of someone with the disorder. Many people with antisocial personality disorder don’t seek out treatment. As I mentioned earlier that this disease could potentially start from an early age, this would be the best time to provide treatment. Some cases of antisocial personality disorder originate from traumatic childhood events, including a divorce between parents or a chaotic family life. Some people develop the disorder if they have family members who have developed symptoms of this disorder. “Consistent with past research, we found that any antisocial behavior in adolescence
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