He says that age has a lot to do with it - they get to their late
thirties or forties and they want to change and start to find change
possible. The younger ones, under exactly the same programme of support and
supervision, keep re-offending.
This is true to an extent. It depends on the individual. It really is case
specific, you can't generalize.
Psychopaths are harder, because, well, not sane. They are sane enough to
understand the difference between right and wrong -- ie the legal
definition of competency and/or sanity, but not sane enough to be
remorseful. Often they believe they were justified.
But then there are sociopaths out there who've never committed a "major"