To read the Bible in a year, read Psalms 36 and 37 on July 22, AD 2008
How does a criminal think? In Psalm 36, David told us (Psalm 36:0). The root of the wickedness of a criminal, David revealed in verse 1,
An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked:
There is no fear of God before his eyes.
Since a criminal has no fear of God before his eyes, he flatters himself over the sin he commits (Psalm 36:2), and he speaks wickedly and deceitfully, and ceases to live in wisdom and goodness, since he believes he does not have to given an account to God (Psalm 36:3). Rather than dreaming of the good things the criminal can do, he dreams of wickedness, setting himself in a way that is not good, because he does not abhor evil (Psalm 36:4).
Man will give you psychological reasons for criminal activity, but listen to the Holy Spirit-inspired men, such as David and you will know the truth.