Understanding the mind of a psychopath

Psychopaths, usually regarded as villains, are as real and human as any of us. According to psychologist Martha Stout, 4 percent of the people in the USA are psychopaths or have psychopathic tendencies. That may not seem like much, but that is 12 million people.
Psychopaths tend to be cunning, self-centered and manipulative. They also cannot reciprocate human emotions. This is due to the fact that they see emotions as a weakness, according to Dr. Malinoski. Because of their disdain for human emotions, they generally are emotional predators rather than sexual predators. They are driven to make their victim feel pain and they have the sense that they are superior beings.
There are those who have psychotic habits who believe that their acts of crime are merely a game, something to entertain them. As seen in modern pop culture and entertainment, criminal TV shows often have multiple episodes dealing with a psychotic antagonist bent on either revenge or “fun”, which is later proven harmful.
Psychopaths, despite their inability to feel human emotions, are excellent at pretending to feel them. Because they are aware of how “weak” feelings and emotions are, they can play them against others. Like a vacuum, they suck up the emotional energy in a heathy person. When angered or confused, a psychopath will tend to lash out in a violent rage.
If we were to catch these psychopaths and learn more about their modes of “sanity”, we could potentially lower the rate of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Many of these psychopaths are wanted for a number of crimes from molestation to murder. Two examples of a psychopath are John Wayne and Hannibal Lecter. A few decades ago, John Wayne raped and killed over 20 boys aged 15-19.  Another psychopath who is quiet well known is Albert Fish. He took a ten-year-old-girl to a party and later took her to his home, strangled her, chopped her into pieces, and cooked her.
While these acts of psychopathy are horrifying, those who commit such acts are still human and subject to the appropriate punishment for their crimes. Many detectives past and present are confused by the motives of psychopaths and we need to change that. By knowing more about them, we will be able to understanding them and prevent further murders, rapes and other crimes.
Advances in medical technology over the last decade can be used to our advantage in understanding the psychopathic mind better. By dissecting it, we can observe the ways it functions and works. With a better understanding of the psychopathic brain, we would be able to make improvements in catching them and preventing any possible casualties. Should we choose to kill one mad man in order to prevent the crimes they might commit?
An easy answer that would be more beneficial for everyone would be to  genetically engineer people to be a certain way, but while we do have many psychopaths and no genetic engineering or “fairy dust,” the best strategy is to just spy on them, study their nature and learn how to play with them. By understanding their nature and how they work, we can learn about their lives and their special needs. While psychopaths lack empathy, developing our understanding that is not what causes them to harm people, it is a lack of understanding what a good life is.
By studying the brain of a psychopath, we can use it to understand questions about them that remain unanswered, such as, “Do psychopaths lack a conscience because they cannot comprehend human emotions?” We could discover new information about them by experimenting on those more dangerous psychopaths. This should only happen in special cases, though. If this were to become a continual thing, psychopaths would become more suspicious and more cunning.
Historically, psychopaths were sent to mental hospitals or asylums. There they would receive shock therapy. We don’t give this kind of “therapy” to them anymore. Once found guilty, they are sent to prison, never to be seen again. However, just leaving them alone will not answer our questions or help us in the pursuit of enlightenment.
If we do not find a way to put an end to this disorder and learn to spot the “wolves in sheep’s clothing,” they will find a way to rise to power, and we will continue to fall victim to their attacks.