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Old 2012-10-17, 08:57   Link #1018
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Originally Posted by karice67 View Post
Interesting that no one here questions why a psychological trait (the crime coefficient) is regarded as being contagious, which is a physiological characteristic of viruses/bacteria.

Admittedly, we do use the word and words of similar meaning metaphorically ourselves (as in "laughter is contagious", or "Stay away! I'll catch your stupidity!"), but I find it interesting that criminality is now regarded as being 'contagious', apparently in the literal/medical sense.
Maybe because some people turn into criminals after being victimized as well ?
So the thing we call "evil" can be a sort of contagious illness.
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