By looking inside the mind of a criminal, law enforcement officials, security officers, and business owners can better understand how to prevent crimes. There is research that provides evidence of correlations between several character traits and criminals meaning that people who commit crimes typically have many of the same anti-social behavioral patterns.
This research allows us to take a look inside a criminal’s mind and find patterns of behavior that can be used in crime prevention and ultimately successful rehabilitation. It’s been found that the primary personality traits most criminals share stems from anti-social thoughts and actions. According to the DSM 5, anti-social personality disorder is “assigned to individuals who habitually and pervasively disregard or violate the rights and considerations of others without remorse.”
Born and Raised Criminals
In the nature versus nurture discussion regarding how people’s genes and upbringing shape who they become, there is research that provides evidence that criminals are born and that their biological makeup has the largest impact on their behavior. While the parents may not have been criminals, their anti-social genes can manifest in their biological children.
When the definition of anti-social personality disorder is broken down, crime-prone personalities are incapable of being loyal and they are selfish, impulsive, and have very little empathy. Criminals begin with compulsive lies and when they get away with misdemeanor crimes, they gain confidence that they can commit much bigger crimes without punishment.
We won’t get into the criminal justice reform system, but there’s a fine line between people who simply display anti-social behaviors and criminals who act on their impulsive thoughts. Going inside the mind of the criminal is a great place to start in helping you understand and detect signs of criminal intentions, but when it comes to securing your small business, a security system like TotalGuard makes all the difference if and when a criminal targets your business.
TotalGuard Deters Crimes
Businesses without a security system in place are exponentially more vulnerable to break-ins. When someone has the intent to break into your business, they will be much less likely to do so if they see that the property is protected. TotalGuard protects you business in the following ways:
- Impact activated Audio Detection
- Glass break Analytics
- Digital Alarm Input/Output
- Entry/Exit Delay Annunciation
Below is a retro commercial about a criminal who got caught breaking into a business armed with Sonitrol’s Security System. The quality is low and the acting is comical, but the message still stands true today.