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Conscience is the internal sense of right an wrong that is innate to about 99% humans.


Full article: Psychopathy

Psychopaths however are born without a functioning conscience.


Full article: Stub class article Sociopathy

Sociopathy is the habit of behaving as if one had no conscience. In contrast to psychopathy, it is a learned behaviour, not an organic deficiency, and so it is treatable.It is more common in males than in females, and stems in part from exposure to an abusive, sociopathic environment.


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Law“[A]n individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.”Martin Luther King16 April 1963
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