Criminal Behavior theme 2 OCR GCSE psychology

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  • Criminal Behavior
    • Social Learning Theory
      • Learn off  of others around you
      • VICARIOUS reincorcment
    • Biological Theroy
      • You are born a criminal, its a brian disfunction
      • Parts of the brain that are messed up
        • Corpus caulim
          • bridge between hemispheres of the brain
            • in criminals  it is disfunctioned making them  irrational
        • temperoal lobe
        • Limbic system
        • Pre-frontal cortex
      • Parts of the face that are messed up
        • Lots of hair
        • Big nose
        • Big lips
        • Strong jaw bone
      • Criminal personality
        • Anagram LOISP
        • Lack guilt
        • Over-optimistic
        • Impulsive
        • Self centured
        • Pleasure seekers
    • Mednick et al
      • Acceded criminal records of 14,000 danish  adopted men and compared their crime rates to that of their biological parents
      • percentages of chances of being a criminal as an adopted child...
        • Biological parents   adoptive perents criminals       24.5%
        • Biological  parents NOT adoptive parents criminals         20.0%
        • adoptive parents NOT biological parents criminals        14.7%
        • Neither parent sets criminals        13.5%
      • limitations
        • ONLY MALE
        • CRIME IS DIFFRENT
        • MEASURING ONLY THOSE WHO WERE CALGHT
          • Criminal records only truly measure bad criminals because they were bad enough to get caught
      • SUPPORTS BIOLOGICAL THEORY
        • But difference isn't much so shows their is space for another theory
  • adoptive parents NOT biological parents criminals        14.7%

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