Most people will say that bullied children deserved to be bullied. That is a fine opinion, of course. I wont challenge that. Maybe bullying should be mandatory for all children?
Some studies dare to suggest that bullied children are more likely to become criminals!
Why is that maybe true?
I propose 2 theories:
1) Getting used to be hated from childhood
Since bullied children face with constantly being hated in their childhood, they start thinking that being hated and punished is something they will face irrelevant of if they committed a crime or not.
So it makes no difference to them if they commit a crime or not. They will be hated in either case.
2) Accepting "hate and violence" as something good and profitable
Lets assume there was a person X.
People bullied Person X.
People werent punished for bullying Person X.
Person X felt bad, and people felt good.
The conclusion from these is that bullying people is good when you dont get punished. It makes you happy and nobody is hurt. People who are strong should bully those who are weak. It helps stronger people to deal with boredom.
So if you dont get caught and punished, the crime stops being wrong. And since you assume you wont be punished due to having plenty of examples of people not being punished when they bullied you, it becomes a simple decision.
The other conclusion, which most people dont understand, is that people didnt get punished for being bullies. So naturally, Person X will feel that it is fair that Person X also doesnt get punished for crimes that Person X commits.
I would propose more theories as to why bullied children are more likely to become criminals, but I cant think of any right now and I am too lazy to google it.