Miscreant characters believe in using any means possible to further their
own personal goals, not really caring who gets hurt in the process.  They do
not seek to kill or hurt others, except in cases of revenge, but they do end
up hurting the unfortunate few who are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
They justify this as being the other person's fault for getting in their way
in the first place.  They have a tendency to seek large amounts of wealth and
power, and thus, are the type who attract weak-willed henchmen and lackeys.
They have no respect for law and order, unless they control that law and
order, and so usually break those annoying little laws left and right.
See also: alignments