I believe that a criminal can be defined as a bad person. This is different than a person that isn’t a criminal. A person that isn’t a criminal is a person that kills someone. In the book Oliver twist, it could be argued that Fagin is and isn’t a criminal. On one hand, Fagin is a criminal because he abuses and uses them. These are criminal activities because it is not nice to the kids. Although he does these things, some might consider him not a criminal because they get food,water,and a place over there head. These types of activities could be viewed as nice because they still get or stay alive. Overall,my opinion of Fagin is that he that he a rely bad person but sometimes he is nice.