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Personality Disorders and Criminal Behavior

            Many people suffer from personality disorder and there are many different types of psychological disorders that do affect a person's personality and this will affect how they relate and socialize with the outside world. People that do suffer from a personality disorder have a very hard time dealing with the outside world. There are some people who have personality disorders who are intolerant, inflexible and they fear any type of change. Many times a person who does suffer from a personality disorder will go out in public and feel as if they are acting normal, just like everyone else but in reality they are not, "it can be the exact opposite of the social norm" (Crawford & Rutter, 2007, para. 4). People who do suffer from any personality disorder have a lot of trouble adjusting too many social situations any many will react in two extreme ways. They may act very erratic and may seem out of control, or they may act very withdrawn and even sheltered.
             Antisocial personality disorder (APD) is something that many believe is either caused by nurture or nature. Personally I believe this is a disorder that is developed by nature. The definition of antisocial personality disorder is "a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others" (DeLisi, 2013).
             Criminal action is something that is a common tendency for people that suffer with Anti-social. The range of these actions can be from petty theft to malicious murders. Antisocial personality disorder is a serious disorder and this can cause serious penalties of those people who suffer from this disorder. There is less than one percent of females that is affected by anti-social personality disorder and there is around three percent of males that are affected. Those who are affected with this disorder are normally affected by the age of 15. Of the three percent of men that are affected with antisocial personality disorder, most are also involved in criminal behavior as well.

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