Criminal Behavior & Critical Reasoning

Critical thinking plays a key component in criminal behavior and there exists a higher prevalence of egocentric thinking among criminals. This paper will focus on flaws in critical thinking that result in criminal behaviors. Correlations exist between criminal behavior and unreflective thinking patterns that show decreased critical thinking and increased unreflective thought patterns as contributors to criminal behavior.

In contrast to the lack of critical thinking involved in crime, the correlation between criminal behavior and egocentrism also demonstrates lower level critical reasoning. It is my intention to explore and showcase the correlations of these behaviors and thinking patterns as well as extreme cases considered psychopathy. This will leave open a discussion for focusing on these facets for implementing correction and rehabilitation efforts to move individuals away from unreflective thinking and egocentrism as contributors to individual criminal behavior. Now, write a paper that addresses this issue using scholarly sources.

The paper should include the following:

Title page: include your name, date, title of essay, and class Introduction: provide a two-paragraph introduction (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. that frames the issue or problem carefully Engagement with issue or problem using scholarly sources and the intellectual standards proposed by Paul and Elder (2012): What is the issue? Why is it significant? Why is this issue relevant to you (and/or your community)? What have you learned about the depth and breadth of the issue or problem from scholarly sources? How do the scholarly sources aid you in fair-mindedness and logic? Conclusion (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.: Reflect on your issue or problem and how the sources informed your thinking. What have you learned? How can you apply the intellectual standards and elements of reason to this issue or problem to come to creative solutions? What critical questions remain?