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The average person may ask: Why would anyone even want to commit a crime? This question is at the root of crime and psychology. Criminal psychology is a study of intentions and behavior. Legal practitioners require a grasp of human motivation at its most basic and most debased in order to render fair judgment.
To put it simply, ethics consist of the moral code, or philosophy, that guides a person’s choices and behaviors throughout their life. The idea of a moral philosophy extends beyond the individual to include what is right (and what is wrong) for the community and society at large.