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According to Rational Theories, crime is a calculated action

According to Rational Theories, crime is a calculated action. Criminals conduct a cost/benefit analysis of a crime as to whether it would prove beneficial for them and evaluate the risks involved in it. On the basis of this evaluation they make a decision as to how to go about committing the crime.

Name 6 crimes that you think only someone who lacks reason is capable of committing. If there are indeed crimes that are committed by individuals who are unable to reason, then, should these criminals be convicted or should no action be taken against them by the criminal justice system. Why?

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Name 6 crimes that you think only someone who lacks reason is capable of committing.

1) Child Molestation - regardless of who is committing the crime, only someone who lacks reason could molest a child. This includes all of the Catholic priests that were charged with child molestation, that started several years ago.

2) Torture - Including the torture of both humans and animals. The outright torture of cats and dogs is committed under the name of "fun" in many countries, and has also been prevalent in certain states in the U.S. in past years.

3) Infanticide - Any person who murders an infant, for any reason, lacks reason, particularly because an infant is the most helpless, defenseless, vulnerable being that exists.

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According to Rational Theories, crime is a calculated action. Criminals conduct a cost/benefit analysis of a crime as to whether it would prove beneficial for them and evaluate the risks involved in it. On the basis of this evaluation they make a decision as to how to go about committing the crime.

Name 6 crimes that you think only someone who lacks reason is capable of committing. If there are indeed crimes that are committed by individuals who are unable to reason, then, should these criminals be convicted or should no action be taken against them by the criminal justice system. Why?

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