While I feel nature certainly plays a role in the overall social development of an individual, the collective experiences from the environment in which one is raised will ultimately determine whether or not an individual will commit criminal acts. I feel that the quality of the adolescent environment will overshadow any natural predisposition one may have towards crime- outside of the mentally psychotic.
I feel that because your mind is constantly being exposed to these many experiences as it develops and ages, it adapts to gain a certain respect or disrespect for the general social norms held by society. This mental adaptation may run in contrast to any natural predisposition imposed on one since birth, rendering nature nothing more than an indirect connection to crime at best. It’s certainly comforting to know that we can overcome our natural predispositions towards crime, but it also makes me realize we are strongly influenced by our adolescent environment. Nature proves to be beyond the control of the adolescent individual, but so often does the adolescent environment. It makes me wonder if one can truly be responsible for their decisions in life, or if the society that raised them is ultimately to blame.