Have you ever personally known somebody who became a criminal?
A brother of a friend, I used to know really well in elementary, killed someone in a drug-deal / heist gone wrong with a hammer. This guy was always so nice to me throughout my teens, so it was a shock seeing the report on my facebook page at the time. The scary part is that his lawyer managed to get him only 5 years in prison. This guy literally lives around the block from me, but hopefully he values his freedom when he gets out. Anyways i ran into him before his trial began 3 or 4 years ago on my way to the liquor store when i saw him on the sidewalk, and he was freaking jacked as all hell. He recognized me and chatted with me for a bit as he happened to be headed to the same place. I was scared honestly and commented on his new-found physique and he told me he was buffing up for prison and that if I ever needed “help with arranging someone” to ask him. God it’s scary to think about.