There is a neurological element to anti-social behavior - in the worst case criminality - with potentially genetic roots. But generally, people are not born as criminals, haters or racists. (Social) environment, upbringing and exposure have a far bigger impact than genes.
How social environment drives and cures anti-social behavior
At 14, Christian Picciolini went from naïve teenager to white supremacist -- and soon, the leader of the first neo-Nazi skinhead gang in the United States. How was he radicalized, and how did he ultimately get out of the movement? In this courageous talk, Picciolini shares the surprising and counterintuitive solution to hate in all forms.
There is a great German movie on a similar topic: how to bring youth delinquents back on the right path: Shifting the blame
It changed my view of the world!