Fascinating. Fourteen items from a retired cop turned criminal justice prof. Some excerpts:
… Some people have absolutely no regard for the welfare of anyone but themselves, and lash out at anyone who tries to make them aware they are not the only people on the planet.
Everyone has a hot button … Although they may not know it, there are people who find these hot buttons instinctively, and they live to push them.
High-speed chases look like fun because they are.
Many criminals can be reformed, and eventually do come to the point in their lives that a criminal lifestyle is more trouble than it's worth to them. Unfortunately, by the time some of them do that, they have incurred a prison sentence that will keep them behind bars until they die.
Criminals who do not fit into the above category are mostly predators, and should be locked up permanently.
Take away alcohol and stupid, and the world would require about 90% fewer cops.
Via Marginal Revolution.