The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders classifies both both sociopathy and psychopathy as Antisocial Personality Disorders (ASPD). According to criminoligist Dr. Scott Bonn both share the following traits:

Many people use psycopath and socialpath interchangably, however both have unique characteristics.


Sociopaths tend to be somewhat more unhinged. They are easily agitated, nervous, prone to emotional outburts, and often have fits of rage. They tend to be societal outcasts, often on the fringe. They have trouble attaching to others, are frequently unable to develop meanigful relations, and are usually unable to hold down steady employment. When sociopaths commit crimes they are typically done in a spontaneous, haphazard & disorganized way that makes it quite easy for detectives to solve the crimal cases.

Sociopathy often comes from environmental impacts during childhood which lead to an underdevelopment of the part of the brain that controls emotion responses & impulsive behavior. Children who suffer from physical or emotional abuse, or who suffer from other childhood trauma may develop into sociopaths.


Psychopaths lack empathy, though know how to manipuate others to gain trust so they mae screw them over with disarming charm. While they lack the ability to feel empathy, they learn how to mimic emotions of others. Psychopaths often become successful white-collar criminals & con artists who plan out their criminal acts in detail in advance, and are quick to hide evidence. making it much harder for detectives to solve their criminal cases.

Psychopathy is largely driven by genetics.

A psychopath is only controlled on any level at all by direct personal consequneces for criminal activities. If the psychopath does not bare any cost, they will ensure many other people across society pay the price.

In some countried like the UK fraud is so prevalent that most people do not even bother reporting it.

fraud offences referred to the authorities make up a relatively small proportion of the overall volume of fraud. This is supported by findings from the CSEW, which suggests that around 1 in 8 incidents of fraud (13%) are reported by the victim to either the police or to Action Fraud

A lack of consquence for clear criminal activity only emboldens the psychopaths to commit even larger criminal acts. If a psychopath tries to destroy your life you have a civic duty to ensure their asses are incarcerated, or else someone else might jump out of a window or shoot themselves in the face after having been defrauded or otherwise harmed by such a psychopath.