We already established that developmental level between 8 to 12 years of age is required to be civilized man. You do not need to be a rocket scientist or have a high IQ to be civilized. However, being uncivilized suggest a developmental level between the age of 2 to 6 years of age. Hence, most pathologies leading to anti-social behavior and the criminal mind occurred at this stage of development. An individual may have achieve a high level of development but his center of gravity may reside in a low level. Hence, abstract thinking and higher IQ may be associated with the criminal mind. However, the center of gravity for the most part will reside at a lower level. This criminal may use his abstract thinking and IQ to perform his criminal acts in an organize fashion. In addition, an individual may reside at normal level of development but may have unresolved issues at a lower level of development that may induce criminal behavior under particular situations. The typical stressors are financial crisis, drug abuse or alcohol abuse. Hence, crime can be perform by any individual, but the motivations and circumstances may vary. However, crime is a concept of civilization. Behavior in primitive societies would be perceive as criminal and aberrant by civilized societies. For the most part we could classify criminal behavior as immature and primitive. Abstract thinking is not the signature of criminal behavior, but when utilize results in a complex criminal pattern. The perfect example is organized crime or goverment corruption. Furthermore, militia movements or guerrillas may reside under this category. I view these phenomena as the result of civilization. When civilization fails, intelligent crime may arise as a result.
Abstract thinking and Civilization