criminal behaviour - clinical characteristics

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  • clinical characteristics
    • Sex offenders
      • Individuals who engage in sexual contact with young children or adolescence.
      • Those (using force) engage in sexual contact with others against their will or without their consent.
      • Individuals who like inflicting pain or humiliation on others.
      • Individuals who like participating in or watching acts of physical aggression or violence.
      • individuals who like exposing themselves in a public setting.
    • Murderers Type 1 (disorganised asocial offender)
      • Generally is an individual who has a below average IQ.
      • Possibly a high school drop-out
      • Don’t date and live alone
      • Likely to be unskilled workers/labourers
      • Possibly had a father, whose work was unstable
      • Received harsh and/or inconsistent discipline in childhood
      • Of low birth order status
    • Murderers Type 2 (organised non-social offender)
      • Individuals generally have an above average or high IQ
      • Socially adequate
      • Tend to live with a partner and tend to be sexually competent
      • These individuals have a high birth order
      • Harshly disciplined in childhood
      • They have an adept ability to control their mood or emotions and at times will be described as ‘charming’ as well as have a masculine image
      • They are motivated by situational causes and are geographically or occupationally mobile
    • Acquisitive criminals (fraud, burglary, extortion, aggravated burglary and robbery
      • They generally seek access to criminal activity for pleasure or thrill
      • Occasionally these individuals will have a formal motivation or cause for their crimes
      • Some of these will take on either an intelligence or an economical reason behind the commission of the crime
    • Terrorists
      • They tend to be non-combatant civilians who are acting from a place of a perceived injustice or wrong against a person or persons
      • Sometimes they are motivated by the occasional politically or economically triggered issues of the day
      • Factors then will generally evoke a rationalization of a set of motives or causes that are then thereby pursued by acts of violence; these motives are generally an illogical perception of the truth of the involved events
      • Potential psychological defect that produces these errant behaviours or perceptions (such as paranoia or schizophrenia)


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