This is a nuture vs nature question that I certainly do not have an answer for and I thought I would throw it out here. Regarding sociopaths and psychopaths: Do scientists believe one is born with the condition or is it something acquired in childhood? I also wondered about nature vs. nuture regarding pedophiles. We think of them as the lowest of the low with good reason. One thing that bothers me though is the thought that they might be born that way. What triggered this was a website: http://www.blabbermouthkc.com/index.html I think the owner is slime because people are presumed innocent before proven guilty and what he is doing (more or less) is blackmailing people to have their photo/information removed. I don't think he cares about keeping citizens safe--he just wants money. But I was also a bit shocked by the numbers of folks in trouble. Also I love mysteries so the types of people mentioned in the title often pop up in mysteries. Hence the question...... your opinion/thoughts?