Cognition:Criminal Thinking Patterns

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KeyStudy1:Yochelson and Samenow-A study of thinking patterns.

Aim:to understand the make-up of the criminal personality.

2.To establish techniques that could be used to alter the personality disorders that produce crime.

3.To encourage an understand of legal repsonsibility.

4.To establish techniques that can be effective in preventing criminal behaviour.


  • Longitudinal study conducted over 14 years.
  • 255 males from various background:black,white,wealthy,poor etc.
  • they were interviewed at…


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