So you’re thinking of converting to a life of crime; contemplating turning your back on society and normality for an alternative vocation; giving serious consideration to saying “t’hell with the laws of the land!” and “I’m going out to take what’s not rightfully mine!”? Who can blame you! In these times of high unemployment, low wages, austerity cuts, increased cost of living and social decay (not to mention a faltering judicial system) why wouldn’t you consider a slightly unorthodox profession? After all, the latest games consoles, interactive TV’s and new cars don’t come cheap – not to mention booze and cigarettes!Maybe you’ve tried the conventional Monday to Friday, nine to five existence and decided that lifestyle just isn’t for you. Perhaps you’ve never worked a day in your life and criminality comes naturally to your clan and as such a life of crime is your destiny – upholding the proud family name.Venturing down the criminal path is not a decision to be taken lightly though; there are many factors you must consider in advance if you want to make the most of your villainous plans. This short guide will provide all you need to know about crossing over to the dark side and setting off on your journey of self-discovery and debauchery as you pillage and plunder your way up the criminal ladder from petty thief, to powerful crime lord.